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Support Through Assistantships

We have the two standard sorts of assistantships for graduate students, the Teaching Assistant and the Research Assistant, plus the possibility of a Bucy Scholarship in Applied Physics. The low cost of living in Lubbock, when compared to the settings of other Universities in the region, makes the compensation packages for our assistantships especially attractive.

Teaching Assistant

This is typically the kind of support offered to incoming students. It carries a stipend of $1665/month for 9 months for students entering with a B.S., or $1756/month for students entering with an M.S. Summer support is available on a competitive basis. International students must pass the International TA Workshop (click for details) in order to be supported as a Teaching Assistant. Duties include teaching 2-hour introductory physics or astronomy laboratories three times a week, grading, and holding office hours.

Research Assistant

A student wishing to enter with support as a Research Assistant should contact directly the faculty member with whom they would like to work. In extraordinary circumstances, the student and faculty may agree that the student will be supported with a RA. Generally, RA support is not offered before a student has made a commitment to perform research under the advisement of a particular faculty member. The stipends are comparable to those of TAs, but generally run for 12 months.

Bucy Scholarship

For more details see Bucy Scholarship.

Research Assistantship in High Energy Physics Group

For more details see HEP Assistantship.

Other Support

Other scholarships, including the prestigious Chancellor's Fellowships, are available to outstanding students on a competitive basis. Contact the Graduate Recruiter regarding these.

Department of Physics and Astronomy