The CMU Department of Statistics, Actuarial and Data Sciences has graduate teaching assistantships available for students in the Ph.D. and Master's 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 Package for 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 at www.cmugsu.org
Teaching responsibilities:
GTAs normally teach two sections of basic statistics or mathematics courses, or teach one course plus tutoring and grading that are equivalent to load of teaching a three credit hours of course 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 six years of support.
The CMU Department of Statistics, Actuarial and Data Sciences 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 at www.cmugsu.org
The CMU College of Science & Engineering has a small number of Dean's Research Assistantships for outstanding applicants for the Master's program.

Compensation Package for Dean's Research Assistantships:
  • Academic year stipends are $20,250 for 12 months
  • Tuition waiver for 24 credit hours at on-campus rates for the academic year of hire including summer session
There is one full-time graduate assistant working at the University Statistical Consulting Center under the supervision of the Center Director. The compensation is the same as the Teaching Assistantship.
As a graduate student, you'll have opportunities to apply for financial assistance through Graduate Assistantships offered by the Department of Statistics, Actuarial and Data Sciences.

GA positions for Ph.D. in Statistics and Analytics, and M.S. in Applied Statistics students require:
  • General GRE
  • 3 letters of reference
Procedure of submitting the required additional documents for financial support to the Department of Statistics, Actuarial and Data sciences:
  • Complete the form: STAD Graduate Program Application (WordDoc or Fillable PDF) and e-mail the completed form as an attachment to Graduate Committee at stadgrad@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 general GRE scores directly to the Department of Statistics, Actuarial and Data Sciences. The institution code for Central Michigan University is 1106 and the department code is 0705
  • Arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Graduate Committee at stadgrad@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.
In addition to various graduate assistantships, the College of Graduate Studies offers Tuition Awards for out-of-state students (including international). Any admitted graduate student from outside the state of Michigan may receive resident tuition rates if the student qualifies for a Graduate Tuition Award.

Click here to visit Tuition & Awards on the College of Graduate Studies page here for detials.