Teaching or Research Assistantships
The department has a limited number of Teaching or Research Assistantship available to support full-time students. As a teaching assistant or research assistant, students will receive a stipend and an educational fee scholarship. Under the terms of the fee scholarship, a graduate assistant will be eligible for a educational fee scholarship (full remission of educational fees for 9 hours of graduate level courses for each semester that a student holds the graduate assistantship appointment and the courses must be part of the students degree program; additional required fees are to be paid by the graduate assistant, which currently amount to approximately $60 per credit hour) for Graduate Assistants plus the stipend.
Any student who intends to apply for financial assistance, in the form of a Teaching Assistantship or a Research Assistantship, is required to have three letters of recommendation submitted with the application to the desired graduate program. The application must include scores on the GRE general aptitude test. The application form for an Assistantship is available online. Applications for financial assistance should be submitted before February 1 prior to the academic year in which the student expects to begin graduate study. Notifications of awards are generally made by March 15 and students awarded financial assistance are expected to return letters of acceptance by April 15. Graduate assistantships will not be awarded to international students whose TOEFL scores are below 570 PBT or 230 CBT. Note that the University does not allow international students whose first language is not English to teach during their first term of study.
Please note that you must apply for admission before we can consider an application for an Assistantship. See the Graduate School's Rules and Regulations for University requirements for Teaching or Research Assistants.
The department has other part-time opportunities for students to work as a grader or as a tutor in a "help Lab". As a part-time employee for the department, students will receive an hourly wage only. Students can pick up applications for part-time employment opportunities in the department office (303 ESH).
The University has several other possibilities for financial assistance.
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Missouri - St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri 63121-4499
Office Phone: (314) 516-5743
Online Application for Admissions to Graduate School
Application for Teaching/Research Assistantship
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