Graduate Program - Financial Support
Students are supported by teaching assistantships, fellowships, or research assistantships (the last provided by the research advisor). Every student in good standing will be supported for two and one-half years for an M.S. and four and one-half years for a Ph.D. by some combination of Department and grant funds. An additional semester of support may be granted by the Graduate Committee of the Department on petition by a student and his or her advisor. The current stipend for a teaching assistantship is $16,084 for 12 months; a full tuition waiver and 50% of health insurance premiums is included. Many second- and third-year students are supported by their advisors on research assistantships, which range in value up to $30,000 per year.
A number of faculty also participate in IGERT programs in sensor science and Functional Genomics which offer fellowships with stipends up to $30,000 per year.
It is the policy of the University of Maine to comply with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, or veteran’s status. The University’s policy shall include, but not be limited to, the requirements of Executive Order 11246 and 11375, as amended in Department of Labor, Office of Federal Compliance Programs, 41 CFR, Part 60-2, October 20, 1978; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, as amended; Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974.