Research assistantships are awarded by professors with research money. Most students are supported by research assistantships from their major professors. When your application for admission is sent to the Department by the Graduate Admissions Office, your application will be circulated among the department faculty to see if any faculty are willing to commit to provide you with financial support.
College of Engineering doctoral stipends range from $1,500 per month, plus tuition, up to $30,000 per year, plus tuition for a half-time graduate assistantship. The following table highlights stipends for half-time doctoral graduate assistantships. All stipend amounts are effective as of fall 2015.
|Department||Tuition Paid by Department||Minimum Stipend/Month||Maximum Stipend/Year|
|Biological & Agricultural Engineering||Yes||$1,500||$30,000|
|Computer Science & Computer Engineering||Yes||$1,500||$30,000|
|Microelectronics-Photonics (with engineering major professor)||Yes||$1,500||$30,000|
Prospective U of A graduate students can also apply for Distinguished Doctoral Fellowships and Doctoral Academy Fellowships. See the Graduate School website for more information
Additional scholarship options are available.