Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships

Graduate teaching assistantships

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

Graduate teaching assistantships (GTAs) are appointments that require teaching. Through an assistantship, you'll receive a stipend, tuition scholarship classification, travel accident insurance and special library privileges. 


Compensation

Compensation Package for 2015-2016 Teaching and Research Graduate Assistants:

  • Academic year stipends starting at $12,750 for MA and $16250 for Ph.D. 
  • Tuition waiver for 20 credit hours at on-campus rates for the academic year of hire and the subsequent summer session.
  • In-state tuition rates for additional credit hours
  • Possible summer support  

 

Teaching responsibilities

GTAs normally teach two sections of Beginning Algebra (MTH 055) or Intermediate Algebra (MTH 105) per semester. Experienced GTAs may ask to, or may be asked to, teach other courses. During the summer session, GTAs normally provide tutoring for students in lower-level mathematics courses or assist a faculty member with a research project.


Re-appointment policy

Graduate teaching assistantships are awarded for one year. Assistantships awarded to students in a master's degree program are renewable for one additional year. Graduate assistants enrolled in a master's program requesting an assistantship beyond two years must compete with new applicants for such awards. Assistantships awarded to doctoral students making satisfactory progress are renewable.

 

Research fellowships

The CMU Department of Mathematics has research fellowships available for graduate students. Research fellows do not have any teaching-related duties during the academic year.


Compensation

Compensation Package for 2015-2016 Fellowships:

  • Academic year stipends starting at $10,969 for MA and $13,390 for Ph.D.
  • Tuition waiver for 24 credit hours at on-campus rates for the academic year of hire and the subsequent summer session.
  • In-state tuition rates for additional credit hours
  • Possible summer support


Graduate Assistantship and Fellowship Applications

The reviews for admission and mathematics department financial support are two separate processes. Financial support will be considered only for those who receive ​regular admissions, provided they submit the Mathematics Graduate Program Application Form ​(Word Doc or Fillable P​DF), official GRE scores (general, not subject) and three (3) letters of recommendation.  See Information for Prospective Graduate Students for more details. ​