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Financial Support for Graduate Mathematics Students

The Graduate College maintains general information on Tuition and Fees, including the total estimated expenses for international students.

The Mathematics Department awards financial support in the form of Teaching Assistantships and Graduate Recruitment Scholarships. Such support is awarded on a competitive basis. Both master’s and doctoral students are eligible. International students are eligible if they can demonstrate sufficient English proficiency to perform the duties that go along with the support; for Teaching Assistantships a score of 21 or above on the speaking section internet-based TOEFL is sufficient.

Financial support is awarded for an entire academic year (Fall and Spring semesters), based on those applications for admission completed by February 1. Desire for financial support is indicated by checking the appropriate box on the main application; there is no separate application. Late applications and applications to start in other semesters are considered for financial support only in the unplanned instance when some financial support is left unallocated.

Students in the Master’s program can receive financial support for up to 4 semesters, and students in the Doctoral program for up to 12 semesters (10 semesters if they already have a graduate degree). Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 to remain eligible for financial support. 

Teaching Assistantships

 

A Teaching Assistantship includes a full tuition scholarship (waiver of the Instructional Fee and Non-resident Surcharge) and a stipend of at least $16,880 per academic year ($8,440 per semester). In return, the teaching assistant works 15 hours per week supporting the department's teaching mission. The teaching assistant may teach a lower-level course as primary instructor, run recitations to support a large lecture, or some similar duties.

 

Graduate Recruitment Scholarships

A Graduate Recruitment Scholarship includes a partial tuition scholarship (waiver of most of the Instructional Fee and all of the Non-resident Surcharge) and a small stipend sufficient to cover the remainder of tuition. In return, the recipient works 6 hours per week supporting the department's teaching mission. This service can be in the form of grading for a professor or manning the computer lab or similar work.

Summer Support

Graduate students with a superior teaching record are considered for summer teaching assignments, on a competitive basis.

Policy on Non-Mathematics Courses

During a non-summer semester in which they receive financial support from the department, master’s students who wish to take a non-math course that does not appear in their study plan must first obtain approval from their adviser and the graduate chair.

During a non-summer semester in which they receive financial support from the department, Doctoral students who wish to take more than one non-math course must first obtain approval from their adviser and the graduate chair. Students who violate this policy may lose their financial support.

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