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Graduate Assistantships

Guidelines for Selecting Teaching Assistants

Based on the availability of funds and needs of the department in covering courses, teaching assistantships will be awarded to students pursuing graduate studies, i.e., Ph.D. and MS with concentration in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), under the supervision of CEE faculty members who have a regular teaching assignment in the department. Assistantships will be awarded in the following order of preference:

  • Students currently in the CEE graduate program who are receiving Teaching Assistantship from the department based on their performance
  • Other students currently in the CEE graduate program based on their performance
  • MS students in the CEE department who start Ph.D. in Engineering Science with concentration in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Other students admitted to Ph.D. and MS programs with concentration in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

In order to be considered for a teaching assistantship beyond the first semester, students must have selected a thesis or dissertation advisor and completed a tentative Program of Study by the end of the first semester. It is important to note that students who choose to pursue the non-thesis option will not be considered for a teaching assistantship.

Using the above guidelines, the department Graduate Program Committee will prepare a priority list and advise the Department Chair on awarding teaching assistantships. The Department Chair will make final appointments based on the availability of funds and department needs.

A list of the teaching assistantships traditionally awarded to conduct CEE laboratory sessions each semester is available here. Additional teaching assistantships may be awarded to assist with the grading of various courses. All applicants for the Master of Science in Civil Engineering are considered for teaching assistantships.

Guidelines for Selecting Research Assistants

Research assistants are selected by the CEE Faculty based on their research and scholarly work needs and availability of funds from their grants.