If you are a graduate student, then you most likely will get
your education funded by an assistantship.
These assistantships put you out in the real world and allow you to work
part-time while still going to school.
They provide great opportunities for:
- job placement
Graduate assistant funding is limited. Students are
encouraged to apply by February 15 to be considered for either teaching
assistantship (TA) or research assistantship (RA) support for the following
The department has a very limited number of in-state and
out-of-state tuition scholarships. Applications must be submitted by February
15 for the following academic year.
Applications for assistantships and scholarships are made
through the department application forms.
The department frequently has funding to hire class graders
on an hourly basis. Please inform the department chair if
you are interested in this after your admission to the program.
Due to the limited number of graduate assistantships and
scholarships available, we seldom offer these to international students during their
first year of study.
In addition, international students must be aware that their
visa will require them to take a minimum of 6 units each semester of
face-to-face classes. This excludes online and independent study classes.
Because many of our GIS and planning classes are offered online only, your program
of study will need to be very carefully constructed.
University financial assistance
Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for information on
The Graduate College also has a list of Financial Resources for Graduate Students. Graduate assistantships may be available
in administrative departments on-campus.
Students are encouraged to apply for work-study aid through
the Office of Student Financial Aid. The department often has hourly wage
positions for work-study students.
Most Applied Geospatial Sciences students will pursue
careers in public service and non-profit organizations after they graduate. If
you secure this type of position after graduation, you may qualify for the 10-Year Public Service Loan Forgiveness program of the
Federal Income Based Repayment Plan.