Individual faculty members identify candidates for research assistant positions on their projects from the applications submitted based on their current needs and the background of the applicant. If you are interested in working with a particular faculty member, you are encouraged to contact them directly.
All applicants are considered for financial support as a part of the admission review process. Those awarded financial support will receive an admission letter that specifies the amount of the award. The following types of support are available:
The Department awards TA positions to incoming students based on prior academic performance and the needs of the Department. International students must successfully pass an English language speaking (SPEAK) test to hold a TA position and applicants are strongly encouraged to the take the test in their country prior to application if available. TA positions are normally filled from the fall semester enrollment pool of applicants.