Graduate Assistantships

A majority of students in the Master of Science program receive financial assistance with graduate assistantship (GA) positions, usually in the form of research and teaching assistantships. In view of the reasonable cost of living in Tucson, the real income offered by these stipends is relatively high and covers the basic costs of living. Depending on the offer provided, assistantships may also carry full or partial tuition coverage, as well as health insurance (excludes dental and vision). All applicants that submit a completed admission application as of the annual priority deadline of February 1 are reviewed for eligible assistantships on a competitive basis. A separate GA application is not requested.

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Scholarships from within this department are available for academically qualified students. Frequently, a student not awarded a teaching assistantship may be employed by the department to aid in research work. Students who do not receive assistantships may also hold part-time jobs in other departments or jobs outside the university.

Students may also seek other university internal scholarships by submitting a Scholarship Universe application each year for the future academic year. The deadline is annually April 1. Learn more about submitting the scholarship application form. 

Are you a student veteran and in need of tutoring? You may qualify for tutorial financial assistance, see the Veterans Affairs website for more details. 

Are you a returning Peace Corps volunteerCheck out the university's Coverdell Fellowship program and application information. 


Exciting new funding opportunity!

For Fall 2021 admits:

Funding Opportunity for Agricultural & Resource Economics, Master of Science in Applied Economics: 
Exciting Hispanic-Serving Institution Serving Project. 

Read the full details at

Are You a Current Student? Connect with an Advisor.

Danielle Buhrow, undergraduate senior academic advisor and graduate program coordinator for the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, is here to help! Schedule an appointment in eSMS or send an email with your questions.