Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available for students entering the M.S. or the Ph.D. program in biology. 

Teaching Assistantships

Teaching assistantships are $12,500 for M.S. students and $13,500 for Ph.D. students, with a 2/3 tuition waiver. These are frequently supplemented with summer salary from faculty research grants. 

Research Assistantships

Research assistantships are competitively offered by the department and by individual faculty members. 

Contact Us

If you are interested in an assistantship, email biology@usd.edu.