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The School of MIME offers graduate research assistantships (GRA) and graduate teaching assistantships (GTA) to highly qualified applicants. All GRA and GTA positions are allocated by individual faculty members. Contact the faculty members with research activities that match your interests and academic/research experience. Decisions on GRA and GTA positions are separate from admissions decisions. All applicants are given full consideration for assistantships – you do not need to apply separately. Decisions about assistantship positions for Fall admission are typically made in early March. However, new funding becomes available throughout the calendar year, and additional assistantship positions may be offered in the months prior to the start of Fall term.
For those applicants looking to receive financial support to cover the costs of attending graduate school, the School of MIME offers
a) one-year School of MIME fellowships, and
b) graduate teaching and research assistantships to help students finance their education.
These options are described below, along with a variety of other support sources that we would also encourage you to explore.
Each year, the School of MIME grants several one-year fellowships to highly qualified incoming graduate students. Grantees receive a $9,000 fellowship and a 0.3 FTE graduate teaching assistantship, which includes a tuition waiver and monthly stipend. MIME Fellowship recipients are selected by the MIME graduate faculty; no student application process is involved.
The School of MIME offers graduate teaching and research assistantships (GTAs and GRAs) to qualified MS and PhD students. Students pursuing MEng degrees are not eligible for assistantships.
Graduate assistantships provide a tuition waiver and monthly stipend that varies depending on job responsibilities and appointment level (typically 0.30–0.49 FTE, or full-time equivalency).
To be considered for a GTA or GRA appointment, you must:
Students with GTA or GRA appointments must take 12 credits per term. These credits may comprise any combination of coursework and thesis hours, as long as at least three credits are at the graduate level.
Note: To maximize your chances of obtaining an MIME graduate assistantship as an incoming student, be sure to complete the OSU Graduate School application by January 15 of the year for which you are seeking admission.
The OSU Graduate School administers a number of scholarships, fellowships, and other student awards, as listed on its Graduate School Fellowship Programs page. Per Graduate School policy, students may not apply for any of these awards directly but rather must be nominated by their graduate program. You can, however, initiate the nomination process by contacting the MIME Graduate Advisor with the names of any awards for which you are eligible and wish to be considered.
Beyond OSU, there are numerous funding sources for graduate students in engineering:
For more helpful information and resources, see the Graduate School's Financing Your Education page.