Financial Support Information
Please also review the following information:
|Assistantship for MS Students
The department currently has 15 Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA),
and a few Graduate Tuition Scholarships (GTS). In addition, one or more Graduate Research
Assistantships (GRA) and fellowships may be available, but this varies
from year to year. The application deadline for fall semeser admission in the Master of Science
in Earth and Environmental Sciences program is February 28. The financial support is awarded
on a competitive basis to MS students, and submission of complete
application prior to the deadline is highly recommended for financial award considerations.
The application for admission into the MS Program can be completed ONLINE at the WSU's Graduate School webpage.
Please visit the following
links to review program description, application
requirements, mailing address, etc. Inquiries regarding the MS program and the application
for admission may be addressed to Dr.
Abinash Agrawal, Director of Graduate Program or the Department
Office Staff through e-mail or by Phone: (937) 775-2201.
|Graduate Teaching Assistantship
Number of available positions : 15
A Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) award carries a stipend for the academic
year (2 semesters: Fall and Spring) and a full tuition fee waiver. The
GTA award will typically begin in September, and it is intended as a two-year
commitment; the GTA award will continue in the second-year (2 semesters: Fall
and Spring) contingent upon student's satisfactory academic
performance in the first year. The GTAs will also be awarded a tuition fee
waiver for the summer term, after the completeion of first academic year.
The GTA award can be combined with an Early Start Fellowship award
that provides tuition and a stipend for the summer term (June-August)
before the academic year begins, and it is awarded an a competitive basis
to bright students interested in a research project. The Early Start
Fellowship award offers the opportunity to become involved in a research
project and other assignments for 1 quarter (Summer Term). The Early
Start Fellowship award will carry a stipend for the summer term, and
in combination with the academic year GTA award, the total award for
the first year includes a full tuition fee waiver and a competitive stipend.
A Graduate Teaching Assistant is required to work 20 hours per week
for 15 weeks during the fall and spring semesters of the first
and second years. First year Graduate Teaching Assistants with Geology/Earth
Science background are generally assigned to teach Introductory Earth Science labs, and other related duties. Upper
level undergraduate and graduate course labs are usually taught by the
Graduate Teaching Assistants in their second year. A GTA Coordinator
oversees the work assignments to the Teaching Assistants, and all the
Graduate Teaching Assistants meet weekly with a supervising faculty member
to review the upcoming week's assignments/grading, etc.
|Graduate Tuition Scholarship
Number of available positions : variable
The Graduate Tuition Scholarship (GTS) awards are restricted to full-time graduate
students and provide a full or partial tuition fee waiver; however, the award does not
carry any stipend or duties for the awardees. The GTS award may begin in
the Summer or Fall term, and the award is often intended as a 1-year commitment,
with continuation contingent upon satisfactory performance. This award is
typically offered to students who are employed outside the university, such
as teachers enrolled in the MST program, and other professionals.
Financial Aid for graduate study may also be available in the form
of loans and/or grants from various WSU programs as indicated below.
Such awards and assistance are not available through the Department of
Earth & Environmental Sciences:
General information and Graduate Fellowship Applications
Contact : Graduate School
Location : E-344 Student Union
Telephone : (937)-775-2976
Student Employment and College Work Study Information
Contact : Office of Student Employment
Location : E-334 Student Union
Telephone : (937)-775-2326
Student Loan Information
Contact : Office of
Location : E-136 Student Union
Telephone : (937)-775-5721