The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and the University provide financial aid for graduate students in one of the following forms: Graduate teaching assistantships, graduate research assistantships and fellowships. These assistantships include a tuition waiver, health benefits and a stipend.
Many faculty members in the department have active research grants that continually support graduate research assistantships. The research assistant works with the faculty in the conduct of the sponsored research towards the student’s thesis/dissertation work. Students applying for research assistantships are strongly urged to contact the faculty member whose research interest most closely match their own. Applicants should also indicate an intended advisor on the application form and discuss their research interests in their personal statement. Available assistantships can be found at Opportunities.
Teaching assistantships are limited and are usually offered to graduate students for a period of two academic semesters with preference given to new graduate students.
The Graduate School Outstanding Scholars Program offers a number of fellowships for new outstanding graduate students pursuing at the doctoral level consisting of a $9,500/year fellowship with an additional $2,000/year for summer. These must be combined with a 50% assistantship from the student’s department. The University provides other fellowships including the University Predoctoral Fellowship, Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships, Doctoral Dissertation Extraordinary Expense Award and Summer Fellowships for Doctoral and Pre-doctoral Students.