Department Funding


Graduate students in the MS in Mathematics program have the following scholarship options open to them through the university. 

  1. Special Graduate Scholarship - For New or Current Students: The SHSU College of Sciences (COS) awards a competitive scholarship of $1500 per semester.  Students may fill out this form (in pdf) and email it to to Dr. Ken Smith or turn it in at the COS office in LDB 200.  (To be considered for fall semester, the form must be submitted to the COS office before April 1; to be considered for the spring semester, the form must be submitted to the COS office before November 1.)

  2. Graduate Studies Recruitment Scholarships - For New Students: New students there is a Graduate Studies Recruitment Scholarship.  This award is $500-$1000 per semester but it also awards international students the right to in-state tuition. If you are interested in this award, please download the Graduate Studies Recruitment Application (pdf), fill it out and mail it to Dr. Ken Smith.  (Or attach it in an email.) He will then correspond with you about final details before submitting it to the graduate school.

  3. PEERS Scholarships: The PEERS Program is supported by a National Science Foundation grant, and competitively awards scholarships of a maximum of $5000 per year for up to two years. In addition to financial assistance, PEERS scholars are provided with a wealth of student development and career development opportunities, including access to faculty and industry mentors. Those from groups traditionally underrepresented in the sciences and first-generation college students are especially encouraged to apply for this assistance. You must be an American citizen in order to apply for a PEERS Scholarship. For more information, please contact Dr. Melinda Holt or Dr. Brian Loft.  

  4. Support for summer semesters: On occasion, additional summer support may become available through a math tutoring opportunity or department grants. Contact Ken Smith or the department chair to find out more about these options.

Teaching Assistantships

Between six and ten Mathematics teaching assistantships are available on an annual basis. Teaching assistant responsibilities vary with the individual position; while most students teach two sections of MATH 0332 (a developmental mathematics course for first year students), other students may grade for faculty, provide tutoring for undergraduate students in the Mathematics tutoring center, or work for Distance Learning (DELTA.)

Stipends as of 2012 are $13,005 per 9 months and do not include a tuition waiver.  Preliminary decisions about Fall teaching assistantships are usually made about March 1 but assistantships are often not filled until early summer. For more information about teaching assistantships with Mathematics, or if you would like to express interest in applying for a teaching assistantship, you should e-mail Dr. Ken Smith.    

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