A number of exceptional graduate students within the department are supported by assistantships every year. Research assistantships typically include a monthly stipend, pay tuition and fees, and include student health insurance.

Research assistantships (RAs) , the most common type of assistantship, are administered by individual professors and are typically associated with specific research projects. For best consideration for an RA, a complete application must be on file with the CBE Department by the priority deadline.   At the time that your application is reviewed, you will also be considered for an RA.  Because of the quality of our program, the demand for assistantships is competitive and are therefore not guaranteed.