Financial Aid: Assistantships and Fellowships

Our department offers financial support to outstanding graduate students, usually through teaching (GTA) and/or research assistantships (GRA). A very limited number (i.e., 4-8 per year) of fellowships may also be available. Competition for support is open to all students (MS, Ph.D., domestic and international students). All new students, both domestic and international, are automatically considered to be candidates for graduate teaching assistant (GTA) positions. Graduate research assistantships (GRAs) are offered by faculty members through their research grants. Please refer to the “Faculty Research Interests” section below for details on our faculty research.

  • Teaching Assistantships: $1000 - 1,500 per month stipend + tuition waiver. Summer funding is limited.
  • Research Assistantships: $1000 - 1,500 per month stipend + tuition waiver.

There is no special process to apply for these assistantships. There are no set requirements for financial support; a large number of students with excellent qualifications apply each year for a limited number of positions. GPAs, standardized test scores (e.g., GRE and TOEFL), technical background and programming skills are collectively considered. While a position may become available at any time throughout a semester, we make decisions for GTA/GRA positions for fall and spring semesters in March and November, respectively.

Ph.D. applicants with a master’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or computer engineering are given preference in assistantship consideration.

Full Tuition Fellowships

Full tuition fellwoships are available to all graduate students on a 33 percent or greater assistantship assignment.

Faculty Research Interests

For details about the research interests of our faculty members, and other information pertaining to our graduate programs, please visit our website below

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Graduate Programs:

You may also download our new CSSE graduate student orientation slides here:

From slides 11 to 20, you will locate the research expertise of our faculty members.


Last Updated: 9/19/17 11:48 AM