Graduate Student Assistantships

We offer competitive research or teaching assistantships to Ph.D. students and also teaching assistantships to master's students. Additional research assistantships at various levels may be available from faculty research grants or other funds. 

1. Ph.D. Student Opportunities 

Our assistantships for Ph.D. students include: 

  • Presidential Graduate Research Assistantships: A four-year graduate research assistant directed by a department faculty member. Salary for nine months plus 18 credits tuition reimbursement and individual health insurance. Renewable for each year if Grade Point Average (GPA) is 3.5 or higher. New students only. Minimal requirement: 3.5 GPA at admission with 310 combined GRE.

  • Graduate Research Assistantships: Depending on external funding of faculty members, a limited number of graduate research Assistantships for Ph.D. students may be available directed by a department faculty member. Salary for nine months plus 18 credits tuition reimbursement and individual health insurance. Some GRAs may include some summer support.

  • Graduate Teaching Assistantships: Salary for nine months plus 18 credits tuition reimbursement and individual health insurance. A limited number of graduate teaching assistantships positions are also available in the summer.

  • Federal Government Internships/Work-Study/Fellowships: U.S. citizens only. Several government agencies in the Fairfax/Washington, D.C.- area, including the 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.

Students who have assistantships may not have external employment. Interested students should note on their application form that they wish to be considered for an assistantship. See also "Other Opportunity"  for additional information.

2. Master Student Opportunities

Graduate Teaching Assistantships: Salary for nine months with partial tuition grants. Health insurance is not available. A limited number of graduate teaching assistant positions are also available in the summer.

3. Other Opportunites

Wage-support for research or grading may be available for upper-level undergraduate students, M.S. students, and Ph.D. students, majoring in statistics.  

Contacts for More Information

  • For Ph.D. and MS assistantships (#1 and #2), contact the graduate studies director Martin Slawski.
  • For undergraduate or other opportunities (#3), contact the Associate Chair for Education Brett Hunter.