Thank you for your interest in the MS Program in Biological and Computational Mathematics at Augusta University. This page outlines the expectations for graduate assistants in the department of mathematics at Augusta University.

Graduate Assistantships and Graduate Teaching Assistantships are the primary means of financial support for students pursuing graduate study in Mathematics.  These awards are limited in number and are awarded on a competitive basis.  Each category of assistantship carries a tuition waiver and a 10-month stipend. 

First-year students in the program who are on an assistantship will be assigned duties under the direct supervision of a faculty member.  Responsibilities may include working as a tutor in the Mathematics Assistance Center or assisting a faculty member with a particular course (grading assignments, conducting supplemental review/problem sessions).  At the end of each semester, the faculty member supervising the student will assess the student’s performance and send their assessment to the Director of Graduate Studies. 

Highly qualified students in the second year of the program who have completed 18 graduate-level credit hours would be eligible to teach introductory courses.  The typical course assignment will be two sections of a core mathematics course (generally College Algebra, Precalculus, or Elementary Statistics) per semester. 

To be considered for an assistantship, applications must be complete by March 1.  Assistantship recipients must be eligible for employment with the state of Georgia.  If you would like to be considered for an assistantship, fill out this form and return it by email to Dr. Neal Smith, Graduate Director at  This form must also be received by March 1.

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