Stipends as high as $33,000 per yearThe Department of Mathematical Sciences provides financial support to about sixty graduate students in the form of Teaching Assistantships, scholarships and awards, and Doctoral Fellowships. Students with a Distinguished Doctoral Fellowship can receive as much as $33,000 in funding per year, in addition to a full tuition waiver and subsidized health insurance.
Teaching AssistantshipsTeaching assistantships are half-time positions requiring up to 20 hours per week, typically with five hours in the classroom, four hours in the Mathematics Resource and Teaching Center and the remainder spent on preparation and professional development. The current 9-month stipend ranges from $11,300 to $13,500, depending on degree program. The assistantship includes a full tuition waiver. Summer support is also available for many graduate students.
International Students are expected to be proficient in spoken English to be awarded an assistantship. Applicants taking the internet-based TOEFL should also take the speaking section; a score of 26 will demostrate English proficiency. Alternatively, international students may take the university's Spoken Language Proficiency Test (SLPT) after they are admitted; it is expected that the student will pass this exam within one year to maintain continued financial support.
Departmental ScholarshipsThrough the generosity of our alumni and donors, numerous departmental scholarships are available to supplement Teaching Assistantships. Most awards range from $1000 to $3000 and are awarded annually.
Doctoral FellowshipsThe University offers two prestigious doctoral fellowships, the Distinguished Doctoral Fellowship (DDF) and the Doctoral Academy Fellowship (DAF). Both are 12-month appointments, providing support for up to 4 years, and supplement the teaching assistantship by an additional $20,000 (DDF) and $10,000 (DAF). First priority will be given to US citizens and permanent residents.
The DDF carries no teaching or service in the first twelve months of the fellowship and a half load of teaching and service for the second twelve months of the fellowship. The DAF carries a half load in teaching and service for the first twelve months of the fellowship. This frees valuable time and energy for the selected student's study and research. However, fellows who anticipate careers in college or university teaching are allowed, upon request, to teach for experience.
To be eligible, applicants to the doctoral program should satisfy the minimum requirements:
* GRE writing score of 5.0
* combined GRE score of 1200 (1300 for the DDF)
* undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or graduate GPA of 3.65 (GPA 3.8 for the DDF in either case).
For more details see http://grad.uark.edu/future/funding/fellowships.php
To be considered for either fellowship a complete application should reach the department by January 15.