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Graduate Programs - Available Assistantships

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 $14,100 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 $18,633 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.

COMPLETED APPLICATION DEADLINE to be considered for School of Forest Resources TAs and RAs is JANUARY 15th.

In addition to School-funded assistantships, research assistantships are awarded to graduate students under specific grants that have been obtained from external sources by our faculty. Most graduate students in the School of Forest Resources are supported by research grants. The best way to be considered for these research assistantships is to contact faculty members in our School who are conducting research in your field of interest. Individual faculty with specific available assistantships are listed below. Please contact the individual for more information.

For more information about attending graduates school and graduate assistantships, please contact:

Dr. Michael Day
Graduate Coordinator
School of Forest Resources
5755 Nutting Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5755
207-581-2889
email:  daym@maine.edu

 


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