Currently, all on-campus graduate students are supported by Graduate Research Assistantships. International students are awarded out-of-state tuition waivers. The competition for assistantships is very keen, and awards are based on an applicants undergraduate performance, GRE scores, and recommendations.
1.) On-campus full-time (minimum 9 credit hours per semester) students are strongly recommended to take the "Thesis Option" that requires an additional 6 hours for thesis/final project report. Part-time students are encouraged to take "Non-thesis Option" which requires 30 credit hours of coursework. Part-time students are NOT eligible for graduate assistantships.
2.) All full-time applicants who filled out "Application for Graduate Assistantship" form are automatically considered for graduate teaching and research assistant positions. Assistantship applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their application packages by February 15 for fall admission and October 15 for spring admission. Late applications will be considered based on funds availability. Decisions will be made by March 15 and November 15, respectively.