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.
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.