A majority of
students in the M.S. and Ph.D. programs receive financial assistance,
usually in the form of research and teaching assistantships. In
view of the reasonable cost of living in Tucson, the real income
offered by these stipends is relatively high and covers basic costs
of living. The assistantships also carry waivers of out-of-state
tuition and health inurance (exclusive of dental and eyewear).
A small number of in-state
tuition waivers are available to students with a GPA above 3.4.
Several scholarships are available
for academically qualified students. Frequently, a student not
awarded an assistantship may be employed by the Department to aid
in research work. Students who do not receive assistantships may
also hold part-time jobs in other departments or jobs outside the
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