The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry has graduate teaching assistantships available for graduate students. Graduate teaching assistantships (GTAs) and graduate research assistantships (GRAs) are service-related appointments that require teaching or research, respectively. Through an assistantship, you will receive a stipend, resident (Michigan) tuition rates, a tuition waiver, travel accident insurance, and special library privileges. A full-time assistantship during the fall and spring semesters requires approximately 20 hours of work per week; a half-time assistantship requires approximately 10 hours of work per week.
GTAs receive the following compensation package:
- A competitive academic year stipend
- 20 credit hours of tuition waiver for the academic year (unused hours may be used in the summer). Typical graduate students use 15-17 credits per year
- Out-of-state tuition waiver
- A summer stipend
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 are awarded on a competitive basis. All applicants to the chemistry graduate programs are automatically considered for teaching and research assistantships. Part-time students are not eligible. Applications for admission to the graduate programs in chemistry are available through
the College of Graduate Studies
. Other application requirements and details can be found on the
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Graduate Programs Pages
. To receive full consideration for financial support beginning in a fall semester, all application materials must be received no later than February 1
For more information, please contact the program advisor:
Dr. Gabriel Caruntu
Dow Science Complex 361