Physics Graduate Assistantships

All M.S. and Ph.D. students accepted to the Physics Graduate Program are offered an assistantship in their first year, which includes a stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance. The vast majority of students remain funded through assistantships throughout their entire graduate career. In the first years of the program, this is usually in the form of a Teaching Assistantship. After joining a research group, students often obtain Research Assistantships in the later years of their degree through independent fellowships or through grants from their research advisor.

Below is a list of frequently asked questions about assistantships in the Department of Physics. More general information can also be found on the Graduate School’s Graduate Assistantships page. The graduate school also curates a list of additional funding opportunities.

Graduate Assistantship FAQs