The maximum time period that students may be supported on departmental assistantships is four years for Ph.D. students and two years for M.S. students.
Qualifications and eligibility requirements for other forms of funding, including faculty-supported assistantships, vary according to the source of the funds. Research assistantships are often funded from a faculty member’s grant, so it’s important for you to contact faculty who share your interests. State-funded teaching and research assistantships may be available on a competitive basis. For more information, contact Dr. Dorrie Main.
Most students receiving assistantships, whether departmental or from faculty grants, receive a waiver that covers most of the costs of tuition. Students must reside in Washington state while funded on assistantships. Assistantship appointments are from August 16 through May 15. A student’s graduate advisor may be able to provide summer support.
To apply for an assistantship, you must indicate you are seeking a teaching and/or research assistantship on your general graduate online application.