Graduate Assistantships

  The department offers a limited number of graduate assistantships (GAs) to qualified and motivated Masters students. Students must have been accepted into the Department of Biological Sciences MS or MA program, or have submitted their application for admission, to be considered for a BSC GA. Applications from students in other departments are occasionally considered if the available positions are not filled with BSC students. GAs include a stipend and a tuition waver.

Duties of departmental GAs include teaching labs, maintenance of collections, and other functions related to departmental life. The experience and training you receive as a GA will aid you in preparation for any type of scientific career. For example, the best (and really the only) way to become a good scientific communicator is to practice. Teaching labs gives you weekly practice that will lead to smoother and more coherent presentations, or job or professional school interviews.

A link to the application form can be found to the right, along with a link to the full GA job description. Please contact us if you have any questions about the program or duties.


GA applications are due Apr. 15 for a Fall award, and Nov. 15 for a Spring award.

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