Teaching Assistantships (TAs)

To be considered for a teaching assistantship you must submit your graduate program application by March 15. There is no need to apply separately for a teaching assistantship. The department makes the decision based on the student needs, qualification, and availability.

TAs typically involve teaching several laboratory sections and/or recitation sections in an introductory class. TA assignments include the fall and spring semesters, and one six week summer session.

Non-native speakers of English must satisfy criteria established by the English as a Second Language (ESL) program operated by the Department of English at IUPUI before they appear in the classroom.

Research Assistantships (RAs)

RAs are provided by the faculty members from their own research funds, typically after the student's first year.

See individual faculty members to discuss RA opportunities.

Stipend Levels

  • M.S. Thesis students are eligible for stipends of $20,500 per calendar year. Support is available for two years provided that the student is making satisfactory progress in research and is discharging all program and responsibilities in an acceptable manner.
  • Ph.D students are eligible for minimum annual stipends of $25,000.

In addition to the stipend, tuition remission and payment of the student health insurance premium is included in the support package.

Stipends for assistantships are paid on a 12 month basis.