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Graduate Assistantship Offers
All GA positions within the Department of Computing have been filled and contracted.
If you did not receive a GA offer, please see the information for additional on-campus GA positions, available here: https://www.etsu.edu/gradschool/funding/gats.php
In addition to scholarships, ETSU's Department of Computing offers graduate assistantships (GAships) and tuition scholarships (TSships) to full-time students, in exchange for half-time work on the Department's behalf. GA positions include a salary--currently, $5,800 per semester.
Both GA and TS positions include a tuition benefit. A full GA or TS appointment relieves students of their obligation to pay tuition for all terms in which they hold this appointment.
Students who hold a graduate assistantship (GAship) or tuition scholarship (TSship) in a given semester must enroll as a full-time graduate student at the start of that semester and maintain full-time enrollment until the end of the semester
Students who hold a teaching assistantship (TAship) or research assistantship (RAship) with the Department of Computing must also enroll in one of two classes:
- Students with full TA appointments must enroll in CSCI 5019-001 (supervised teaching).
- Students with RA appointments must enroll in CSCI 5029-001 (supervised research).
In order to maintain GAships and TSships, students must fulfill their duties as a GA or a TS to their supervisor's satisfaction and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above.
Most of the department's GAs serve as teaching assistants (TAs) for the Department's CSCI 1100 (Using Information Technology) freshman-level class. The department also employs some students as TAs for lower-division computing classes and laboratory assistants.
All students who apply for admission to the M.S. degree program as full-time students are automatically considered for GAships and TSships. As a rule, GAships and TSships are awarded on an annual cycle, starting in fall semester. Awards, however, are made for spring semester when positions are available, as is frequently the case.
For full consideration for assistance, students should apply by April 1 for admission for the following fall or November 1 for admission for the following spring semester.