The Department offers approximately 55 teaching assistantships. Assistantships for Masters students are currently $12,500 for the nine month academic year, and they are $16,500 for Ph.D. students for the nine month academic year. Summer support ranging from $1,000-$2,000 is also available. New and incoming students are encouraged to participate in our Summer Head Start Program which begins the last week of June and carries a stipend of $1,000 for the six week session. In most circumstances, a tuition scholarship is given to students receiving a stipend from the department.
About two thirds of our full-time graduate students are fully funded. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply (over 50% of our funded graduate students are women and/or minorities). Current graduate students find these Department assistantships ample for their year round expenses due to the low cost of living in Bowling Green.
All classes taught by the Department are small individual sections of 30 or fewer students -- we offer no large lecture classes. Teaching assistants are assigned small individual classes in calculus, pre-calculus, or statistics (MATH 1310 and below). This involves five to six contact hours per week with undergraduate students.