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College of Graduate Studies

Monthly Stipend Schedule for Graduate Assistants

College Department/Unit Stipend Per Month*
College of Arts and Sciences
Biology $937.50
Chemistry $937.50
English, 1st Year $781.25
English, 2nd Year $843.75
Mathematics $937.50
Environmental Sciences (Ph.D.) $1166.67 (12 months)
College of Business Administration
M.B.A., full assistantships $550
College of Education
Curriculum and Instruction $500
Teacher Education $500
Learning Resources Center $500
Health and Physical Education $500
Counseling and Psychology $625
Ph.D. $1000 (12 months)
College of Engineering
All Departments and Centers of Excellence
Graduate Assistants (M.S.) $800 - 1250
Graduate Assistants (Ph.D.) $1000 - 1500
Graduate Assistants (Ph.D.), Special Projects $1500 (12 months)
Administrative Support Services
Institutional Research $800
President's Office $750
Student Activities and Organizations $450 - 750
Student Services $450 - 750
University Advancement $1000

* Minimum Amount

  1. Academic and Administrative graduate student recipients will receive payments at the end of September, October, November, December, January, February, March, and April.
  2. Appointments are made for the academic year (or for one semester of the academic year) when stipends are funded from state appropriations; the University pays tuition/fees from designated fee accounts managed by the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies.
  3. Appointments based solely on external funding could be for a twelve-month period (or less), but fees would be paid by the grant/contract or by the appointee or could be paid by the department from departmental funds.