Assistantships and Fellowships

Departmental Research Assistantships

Departmental research assistantships are competitive and are allocated based on applicant qualifications and research interests. Recipients are expected to work approximately 10-20 hours a week on research projects with their assigned faculty advisor or as teaching assistants.

When offered, PhD students typically receive funding for three years and MS students receive funding for 18 to 24 months. Students awarded assistantships also receive a waiver of in-state and out-of-state tuition as well as health insurance benefits. Total annual value (salary, fee waiver and insurance) of an assistantship is approximately for $20,000 for a MS student and $24,000 for a PhD.

Requests for financial assistance should be made at the time students apply for admittance into the program.

National Needs Fellowships

  • Three National Needs Fellowships (PDF) are available for Ph.D. students to study Agribusiness Management and Sustainable Agriculture.