Financial assistance in the form of research and teaching assistantships and excellence fellowships is available for our Ph.D. students. Since the number of assistantships varies, students requesting financial aid are encouraged to submit their applications by January 15th. Most doctoral students receive support throughout their studies. Although we cannot guarantee full financial aid, all of our current continuing doctoral program students receive support.
Teaching Assistants are responsible for assisting in laboratories associated with undergraduate courses (e.g.) Introductory Foods and Nutrition or Experimental Foods, or teaching recitations (Advanced Readings, Nutrition Counseling and Communications) associated with undergraduate courses. Twenty hours per week are required.
Graduate Assistants are responsible for research or lab work (20 hours/week) and this can overlap with their own thesis research at the discretion of their advisor.