Department of Statistics
Financial Support for Full-Time Graduate Students


Note: Recipients of assistantships are not permitted to have outside employment.


Assistantships are available for 11 Ph.D. students and 6 M.S. students each year. Additional assistantships may be available if individual faculty have research grants. Renewal of assistantships each year are based on performance and grades. Ph.D. students are supported only until the 72 credit residency requirement is completed.

Ph.D. STUDENTS:

Presidential Graduate Research Assistants (2): A four year graduate research assistantship directed by a department faculty member. Salary: $22,000/9 months plus 18 credits tuition reimbursement and individual health insurance. Renewable for each year if GPA > 3.5. New students only. Minimal requirement: 3.5 GPA at admission with 310 combined GRE.

Graduate Research Assistants:  Depending on external funding of faculty members, a limited number of GRAs for Ph.D. students may be available directed by a department faculty member. Salary: $21,000/9 months plus 18 credits tuition reimbursement and individual health insurance. Some GRAs may include some summer support.

Graduate Teaching Assistants (9):  Salary: $21,000/9 months plus 18 credits tuition reimbursement and individual health insurance.  A limited number of GTA positions are also available in summer (salary $2,500). The application can be found here.

Federal Government Internships/Work-Study/Fellowships: U.S. citizens only.  Several government agencies in the Fairfax/Washington area (Bureau of Labor Statistics, Census Bureau, and Department of Agriculture) offer a variety of programs to assist Ph.D. students who are U. S. citizens.

Summer Internships: Because of our proximity to major companies and government agencies that do statistical work, a number of internships are available to students each year.


M.S. STUDENTS:

Graduate Teaching Assistants (6): Salary: $15,000/9 months with partial tuition grants. Health insurance is not available. A limited number of GTA positions are also available in summer (salary $2,500). The application can be found here.