The Department of Agricultural Sciences awards Graduate Assistantships based on a competitive basis and availability of funds. Graduate Assistantships are not scholarships, but half-time appointments offered to successful candidates to assist them with financial support. Graduate Assistants (GA's) assist Faculty with their workload and may also be asked to help in projects within the Department and College Mission.
In order to be considered for a Graduate Assistantship, applicants must first be accepted into Graduate School. After being accepted into Graduate School, applicants are encouraged to contact a Faculty member in their area of interest and submit (a) a resume, (b) academic transcripts, and (c) a Statement of Purpose. A Statement of Purpose should discuss the following items as well as anything else that you would consider important: (1) reasons why you would like to pursue a M.S. in Agricultural Sciences and the area in which you would like to specialize, (2) your career goals and how the M.S. program would support your career path, and (3) any professional, academic, research, teaching, extracurricular, or community experiences.