Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships (teaching, research, or other) are available in every academic department and in some non-academic departments. Graduate Assistants are appointed based on recommendation by the appropriate department director or principal investigator of a grant or contract. Graduate Assistants may carry a reduced course load but still complete the master’s degree in two years or less.

Stevens Institute of Technology is able to offer a select group of students funding in the form of teaching or research assistantships. The material provided and discussed in this section is for information purposes only, and is offered as a guide.

Assistantships are graduate funding opportunities that can take many forms. A student awarded a research or teaching assistantship may receive tuition and fees for up to three courses per semester during the Fall and Spring semester plus a stipend; or some combination of tuition, fees, and stipend. In exchange for the predetermined funding, the student must work up to a maximum of 20 hours per week during the semester, and maintain a satisfactory academic performance. Stevens does not provide what is commonly known as “tuition waivers”; for example, the tuition and fee costs cannot be waived. Additional support may also be available for the summer sessions.

The number of assistantships awarded each year is limited. If you do not receive an assistantship for your first year at Stevens you can pursue an assistantship within your department after you arrive. It is important to note that each department identifies and awards assistantships to students, and the Office of Graduate Academics administers the process.