The CMU Department of Mathematics 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 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 Beginning Algebra (MTH 101) or Intermediate Algebra (MTH 105) 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 Master's program.

Compensation Package for Dean's Research Assistantships:
  • Academic year stipends are $20,250 for 12 months
  • Tuition waiver for 20 credit 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 at www.cmugsu.org.
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.
There is one full-time graduate assistant working at the Mathematics tutoring Center under the supervision of the Center Director.  The compensation is the same as the Teaching Assistantship.
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, 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 about the application process.