Financial Assistance

All students accepted into the full-time Ph.D. graduate program are offered one of the financial assistance packages described below. Although we accept students to our M.S. program, financial support for them is not guaranteed. Financial support is only guaranteed to students admitted to our Ph.D. program. Students admitted to the M.S. program should arrange for their financial support. Full program details can be found in the Chemistry Department Graduate Student Handbook.

Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA)

Most new students receive a GTA with an annual stipend of $23,000 plus full tuition and health insurance. These students assist professors in the instruction of undergraduate courses by leading recitation sessions, supervising teaching laboratories, and/or grading assignments. Typical teaching workloads are 15-20 hours/week.

University Fellowships

Highly qualified applicants may be nominated for University Fellowships. No additional application is required. These Fellowships include a $23,000 stipend, full tuition, and health insurance. These awards are for one-year from August 1 through June 30, renewable for one additional year beginning July 1.

Scholarships for Ethnic Minority Graduate Students

The School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies provides scholarships for qualified, underrepresented ethnic minority students. Qualified applicants will be nominated and no additional application is required.

Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA)

Students with a GRA receive funding through their research mentor from external funding sources. The annual stipend is commensurate with GTAs.