Research Assistantships (RA)
Research Assistantships are made available by individual professors to students who have decided on their field of research. Most departmental RA appointments are made for an annual (12 months) period. The 2016-17 RA full-time annual rate is $42,448. The typical Physics Department RA rates are 52% ($22,072) for non-dissertators and 59% ($25,044) for dissertators.
Both in-state and out-of-state tuition will be waived for research assistants holding combined graduate assistant appointments of one-third time or greater. However, all students must still pay the segregated fees, which are $607.40 per semester for full time students for the 2019-17 year.
Applicants who wish to be considered for an RA appointment should contact the faculty directly.