Assistantships

Research assistantships are awarded through a competitive and comparative process that takes into account scholarship, experience, and fit between student interest and faculty expertise. Preference will generally be given to qualified doctoral students. General tuition and the non-resident fees are waived for graduate assistantship holders. Assistantship duties can include both teaching and research activities up to 20 hours per week. To receive continual funding, it is expected students maintain full-time status and a “B” average each semester. The maximum time limit for doctoral students to remain on School funding is typically three academic years.
 
For additional funding information, visit the Graduate School’s Funding Resources page. For additional University details on graduate assistantships, please view your current Graduate Bulletin.
 
For more information regarding assistantship availability, please contact Dr. Gary Krebs at Gary.Krebs@usm.edu or 601.266.6614.