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In order to provide opportunity for the student to progress satisfactorily toward the degree objective, graduate appointments will ordinarily be for no more than one-half time and for a maximum of two (2) academic years for M.S. students and three (3) academic years for Ph.D. students. Renewal of graduate appointments for additional time will be based on satisfactory performance in the position and academic performance toward plan of study requirements, as well as availability of positions.
Teaching assistantships (TA) and Research Assistantships (RA) include a tuition waiver during the semester the student has the assistantship. Normally teaching assistantships are not available in the summer. However, if a student has a teaching assistantship in the spring and the following fall semester, a tuition waiver for the summer is still available to the student.
NOTE: Assistantships DO NOT cover the cost of student fees assessed each semester.
For a listing of any current departmental funding opportunities, please refer to the departmental web sites: