Research Assistantships (RAs) are awarded by individual faculty
from grant funds. Prospective students should contact faculty
representing their areas of interest to inquire about the availability
of RAs. Selection of RAs is carried out by each individual faculty
Teaching Assistantships (TAs) are awarded by the departmental
Graduate Affairs Committee. Each year, up to 7 teaching assistantships
will be available to new and continuing students. Teaching assignments
will be either for Department of Marine Sciences courses or Biological
Sciences Division courses. In either case, the usual assignment
involves teaching laboratory sections in undergraduate courses.
Graduate School Assistantships are awarded to incoming students
in a competition based on GRE scores, letters of recommendation,
grades, and other measures of scholarship. Each award is for
21 months, after which students are eligible for TA and RA support.
Outstanding candidates can be nominated for a Presidential Graduate
Fellowship, which provides support at $27,000 per year for 5 years.
Students supported on assistantships have tuition costs waived.
Students pay a mandated semester fee of approximately $1098 for Fall 2012 & Spring 2013 (which
covers University Health Center services, and transportation,
athletic facility, and activity fees).