Graduate Financial Support

Graduate students in the Department of Mathematics at Western Michigan University may be eligible for financial assistance as noted below.

University scholarships

Assistantships and associateships

About 35 teaching assistantships and doctoral associateships are awarded each year to new and continuing students. The Graduate College offers additional information.

Master's assistantship

This nine-month assistantship for students in one of our master's programs includes:

  • A stipend and up to nine credit hours per semester of tuition remission for graduate courses.
  • 20 hours per week of duties in the department such as tutoring, recitations and teaching courses in mathematics.

Doctoral assistantship

This is a nine-month assistantship for students in one of our doctoral programs. It includes:

  • A stipend and up to nine credit hours per semester of tuition remission for graduate courses.
  • 20 hours per week of duties in the department such as tutoring, recitations and teaching courses in mathematics.

Doctoral associateship

These are typically awarded to doctoral students in the final one or two years of their program. The associateship covers fall and spring semesters, in addition to one of the two summer sessions. It includes:

  • A stipend and up to nine credit hours per semester of tuition remission for the fall and spring semesters, and three credit hours of tuition for the summer session.
  • 20 hours per week of duties in the department such as tutoring, recitations and teaching courses in mathematics.

Application

  • Application
  • Deadline: Feb. 15 (applications received after this date will be considered if openings remain)

Questions?

Contact Rebecca Powers for additional information regarding assistantships and associateships.