Get paid while getting your M.S.
In addition to scholarships, ETSU's Department of Computing offers graduate assistantships (GAships) and tuition scholarships (TSships) to full-time students, in exchange for quarter-to-half-time work on the Department's behalf. GA positions include a salary--currently, $5800 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.
- A half-GA appointment relieves students of their obligation to pay half of their tuition for all term in which they hold this appointment, and allows them to pay the remaining half at in-state rates.
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, 1/2-TA, or 1/2TA+1/2RA appointments must enroll in CSCI 5019-001 (supervised teaching).
- Students with full RA or 1/2-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 March 1 for admission for the following fall or November 1 for admission for the following spring semester.