Mathematics Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantship Application

As a graduate student, you'll have opportunities to apply for financial assistance through Graduate Assistantships offered by the Department of Mathematics.

GA positions for Ph.D., M.A. in Mathematics require:

  • General GRE 
  • 3 letters of reference

Procedure of submitting the required additional documents for financial support to the Department of Mathematics

  • Complete the form: Mathematics Graduate Program Application and e-mail the completed form as an attachment to Graduate Committee at mthgrad@cmich.edu with the subject line on the email: Graduate Program Financial Support Application by (last name, first name).
  • Arrange for the GRE Exam Agency to send the official copy of the GRE scores directly to the Department of Mathematics.  The institution code for Central Michigan University is 1106 and the department code is 0703
  • Arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Graduate Committee at mthgrad@cmich.edu with the subject line on the email: Letter of Recommendation for (last name, first name).

Deadline for the departmental financial support application is February 15 to be guaranteed full consideration.

The CMU Department of Mathematics has graduate teaching assistantships available for students in the Ph.D. and Masters programs.

Compensation Package Teaching Assistant:

Academic year stipends vary

Tuition waiver for 20 credit hours at on-campus rates for the academic year of hire and up to four credit hours for the subsequent summer session.

In-state tuition rates for additional credit hours

Some graduate assistantships are represented by the Graduate Student Union. More information is available atwww.cmugsu.org.

Teaching responsibilities:

GTAs normally teach two sections of Beginning Algebra or Intermediate Algebra per semester. Experienced GTAs may ask to, or may be asked to, teach other courses.

Re-appointment policy:

Graduate assistantships are renewable for students making satisfactory progress. Master's students are eligible for up to two years of support and doctoral students are eligible for up to seven years of support.

The CMU College of Science & Engineering has a small number of Dean's Research Assistantships for outstanding applicants for the Masters program.

Compensation Package for Dean's Research Assistantships:

Academic year stipends are $20,250for 12 months
Tuition waiver for 20credit hours at on-campus rates for the academic year of hire including summer session

The CMU Department of Mathematics has a small number of research assistantships available for graduate students. Research Assistants are assigned to faculty to conduct research projects related to the faculty's expertise.

Compensation Package for Research Assistantships:

Compensation packages vary.

Tuition waiver for 20 credit hours at on-campus rates for the academic year of hire and up to four credit hours for the subsequent summer session

In-state tuition rates for additional credit hours

The RA is usually not renewable. Students who receive RA support can apply for renewal of other types of support.

Some graduate assistantships are represented by the Graduate Student Union. More information is available atwww.cmugsu.org.

The reviews for admission and the financial support of the Mathematics Department are two separate processes. Financial support will be considered only for those who receive ​regular admissions.