Research and teaching graduate assistantships are available to highly prepared graduate students. All students who apply for the program will be considered for available assistantships; there is no need to apply separately.
Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis by a committee of ES&P faculty.
Graduate Assistants receive:
- A competitive stipend.
- Out-of-State tuition waiver to in-state rates
- Comprehensive health insurance plan. http://www.uwsa.edu/ohrwd/benefits/summaries/
Teaching assistantships are available in available in Chemistry, Biology, and Geoscience. Assignments are based on students strengths and previous coursework. Specific position descriptions are available from the office of Graduate Studies. Four research assistantships are also available to provide research experience for developing professionals in the fields of environmental science and environmental policy and administration. Students are expected to work an equivalent of 20 hours per week. Most teaching assistantships are 9-month school appointments, but some research assistantships may be contracted over 12 months.
Additional grant funded assistantships may be available through faculty research programs. Students should contact faculty in their area of interest to determine whether assistantships are available.