Completed Application Deadline to be considered for School of Forest Resources TAs and RAs is JANUARY 15th.
Graduate students in the School of Forest Resources are generally supported by a graduate research or teaching assistantship. Graduate assistantships pay tuition and a monthly stipend for part-time work. Details of each kind of assistantship are as follows:
Teaching Assistantship (TA): Includes a minimum stipend of $14,600 for 9 months, a tuition waiver for up to 18 credit hours (9 credits in the spring and fall), and 50% of student’s Health insurance.
Research Assistantship (RA): Includes a minimum stipend of $19,467 for M.S. and Ph.D. students for 12 months, a tuition waiver for up to 19 credit hours (9 credits in the spring and fall and 1 credit in the summer), and 50% of student’s Health insurance.
Graduate assistants are required to work half-time (20 hours per week) to assist with teaching classes or conducting research. Graduate assistants are generally required to register for at least six hours of credit during fall and spring semesters. Exceptions are doctoral students who have been admitted to candidacy. If assistantships continue through the summer, graduate assistants must register for at least one graduate credit hour to be considered full-time.
How to Apply for Graduate Assistantships
All students accepted to the School of Forest Resources as graduate students are considered for available teaching and research assistantships funded directly by the School. Applicants are awarded these assistantships based on academic qualifications and/or unique expertise.
- Graduate School Financial Awards & Assistance
- Forest Modeling M.S. or Ph.D. Assistantships Available (PDF)
- Graduate Research Assistantship (M.S.) in Forestry and Community Outcomes
- Graduate Research Assistantship (MS or PhD) in Forest Operations
- Research Assistantship (M.S. or Ph.D.) in Forest Ecology
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Michael Day
School of Forest Resources
5755 Nutting Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5755