The Physics and Astronomy department is committed to supporting graduate students throughout their degree program through research assistantships (RAs), teaching assistantships (TAs), fellowships, or a combination of these.

Reseach & Teaching Assistantships

The stipend for 2013-2014 is $1830/month, plus contributions toward tuition and health care.


New students are eligible for Othmer and Chancellor's Fellowships, which add $4,000 to $8000 to the  annual stipend. All students accepted into the program are automatically considered for fellowships. Current graduate students are also encouraged to apply for the department's GAANN Fellowship.

Tuition and Fees

Assistantships include contributions toward tuition and health insurance. Grad Studies has more information on tuition and fees.