A small number of competitive graduate assistantships are available each year for full-time students. These assistantships pay for up to 30 quarter hours of courses per year. If acceptable progress is being made, the assistantship may be continued into a second year. In addition, assistantships pay a $11,000 annual stipend.
Recipients of graduate assistantships are required to work 20 hours per week for the chemistry department during autumn, winter and spring quarters. Duties include, but are not limited to, serving as a teaching assistant in lab, grading and tutoring undergraduates in chemistry.
Recipient decisions are made no later than July 1 for autumn of the following school year and renewed on a quarter-by-quarter basis thereafter. Recipients must make satisfactory progress in both departmental work assignments and coursework to be considered for renewal.
Any student interested in an assistantship must complete and submit an application to the graduate program director prior to June 1 to be considered. The general GRE test is required for all international students who wish to be considered for a graduate assistantship.