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Graduate Assistantship Financial Breakdown

Graduate Assistants receive a stipend each month according to assistantship type and level. An assistantship also pays a student's graduate tuition, debt service fee, and technology fee. Assistants are responsible for all other fees and must pay fees by the fee payment deadlines posted by the MTSU Business Office each semester. Assistants must be enrolled in at least six (6) graduate level courses each semester during contract, fulfill work requirement, and maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 for master/Ed.S level or 3.25 for doctoral level.

Master Level: Science

Assistantships in this category are in the Aerospace, Agribusiness/Agriscience, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Mathematical Sciences, Nursing, and Professional Science Program departments.

Total Stipend
Monthly Stipend
Semester Total
# of Payments
9-Month
$6,900
$862.50
$3,450
8
12-Month
$9,177
$764.75
$3,059
12

Master Level: General

This category encompasses all other master level assistantships.

Total Stipend
Monthly Stipend
Semester Total
# of Payments
9-Month
$6,500
$812.50
$3,250
8
12-Month
$8,644
$720.33
$2,881.33
12

Doctoral Level: Science

Assistantships in this category are for students enrolled in the Computational Science, .Mathematics and Science Education, and Molecular Biosciences programs only.

Total Stipend
Monthly Stipend
Semester Total
# of Payments
12-Month
$18,000
$1,500
$6,000
12

Doctoral Level: General

Assistantships in this category are for students enrolled in all other doctoral level programs.

Total Stipend
Monthly Stipend
Semester Total
# of Payments
12-Month
$14,000
$1,166.67
$4,666.68
12