Electrical and Computer Engineering  Graduate Assistantships

A graduate assistantship in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is way to offset the cost of your graduate education while you gain teaching experience.  Graduate assistants are paid monthly stipends ranging from $600 to $2,000 during the academic year. In exchange, assistants spend 20 to 25 hours a week doing a variety of tasks, including classroom instruction, academic advising, reading papers and examinations, supervision, research, or other general administrative duties. Students who work for the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department may be eligible to earn waivers for out-of-state tuition.

To be eligible for a graduate assistantship, you must have an undergraduate degree, must be admitted to the Master’s  or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program in Electrical Engineering, and should be prepared to work fulltime toward the degree ( enrolled in at least 9 credit hours of graduate courses per long  (fall and spring) semester and 6 credit hours for summer). Appointments to graduate teaching assistantships are made by the department, based on faculty recommendations and student skills.