Department of Mathematics

Fellowships/Assistantships for 2018-19 PhD program applicants

The following fellowships are available to applicants for the PhD program in mathematics. Applicants with complete applications submitted by December 1, 2017 will automatically be considered for any of the fellowships for which they are eligible.

1. Department of Mathematics Teaching Assistantships

All accepted PhD students will be offered a teaching assistantship for five years of study (a sixth year is possible, based on need and academic accomplishment, but is not guaranteed). The teaching assistantship requires teaching and tutoring responsibilities. In the first year the stipend will be $23,795. This stipend includes summer teaching which is guaranteed following the first year only. In subsequent years summer teaching is usually available but not guaranteed. The summer stipend is approximately $6,000. Students may opt to not teach in the summer, if they wish, with the corresponding reduction in stipend.

2. Department of Mathematics Teaching Reduction Fellowships

All accepted PhD students will receive this fellowship. The fellowship reduces the usual teaching responsibilities to tutoring in the Math. Learning Center for four sessions/week. Each session is 70 minutes. This fellowship is for first year PhD students only and terminates after the first year.

3. University Distinguished Fellowships and University Enrichment Fellowships

These fellowships are awarded by the Graduate School on nomination from the College. Only citizens and permanent residents of the United States are eligible.

Two kinds of fellowship awards are available, each of which carries the same stipend, benefits, and period of award: University Distinguished Fellowships, recognizing academic achievement, research goals, demonstrated leadership potential, and contribution to a diverse educational community. University Enrichment Fellowships, recognizing academic achievement, research goals, contribution to a diverse educational community, and a record of overcoming obstacles.

Fellowship recipients beginning study in 2018-19 will receive a 12-month stipend of $28,500 plus tuition, fees and health insurance. Doctoral students receive a maximum of five years of support. The first and fifth (or final) years are funded by the Graduate School, with no teaching or research service required of the student. During the second, third, and fourth years of fellowship support, students receive a departmental assistantship that may require them to assist in research and/or teaching.

4. College of Natural Science Doctoral Recruiting Fellowships

These fellowships are awarded by the College on nomination from the mathematics department. All applicants are eligible.

These fellowships recognize academic achievement, research goals, demonstrated leadership potential, and contribution to a diverse educational community.

Fellowship recipients beginning study in 2018-19 will receive a 12-month stipend of $28,500 plus tuition, fees and health insurance, with no teaching or research service required of the student, for the first year of study only. In the remaining years students receive a departmental assistantship requiring teaching and/or research.

5. Department of Mathematics Recruiting Fellowships

These fellowships are awarded by the the mathematics department. All applicants are eligible.

These fellowships recognize academic achievement, research goals and demonstrated leadership potential.

Fellowship recipients beginning study in 2018-19 are funded with the usual first year department assistantship plus a supplement of $8,000.

 

Doctoral Degrees in Mathematics

  1. Ph.D. Degree in Mathematics
  2. Ph.D. Degree in Applied Mathematics
  3. Dual Ph.D. Degree

The Master's Degree in Mathematics

  1. Master of Science Degree in Industrial Mathematics
  2. Master of Science Degree in Mathematics*
  3. Master of Science Degree with Concentration in Applied Mathematics*
  4. Master of Arts for Teachers Degree**

* These degrees are open only to students currently enrolled in a PhD program at MSU

** This program is currently being revised.

Contact

Department of Mathematics
Michigan State University
619 Red Cedar Road
C212 Wells Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: (517) 353-0844
Fax: (517) 432-1562

College of Natural Science