Academics - [ Graduate Studies - Assistantships, Scholarships, Fellowships ]

Graduate Assistantships

An assistantship in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering pays a salary and provides a tuition waiver of about 71% of tuition and fees.

Submit one application form for Teaching Assistantships (TA) and Research Assistantships (RA) in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Send the form to the Department office as an attachment to an email (wdandass@cse.msstate.edu) or send a paper form to the Department office.

Applications may be submitted at any time. Preference for assistantships will be given to applications received by February 1 for Summer or Fall semester admission, and by October 1 for Spring semester admission.

An assistantship application will be considered only after an applicant has been admitted.

The Department Head selects Teaching Assistants. Openings may arise throughout the months prior to the beginning of classes.

Each faculty member selects his/her own Research Assistants. You may email faculty members whose research area is similar to your interests. The list of all current TA/RA applications is sent to all faculty from time to time, so that they are aware of your application. Openings may arise throughout the year, as funds become available.

Many computer science graduate students find assistantships in other departments around the campus where their knowledge and skills are needed. However, we do not coordinate opportunities in other departments. Each department has its own assistantship process.

This application applies only to our department. Other departments in the University have their own assistantship process.

Information Security Scholarships

The United States government offers scholarships to citizens who want a career as computer security/information assurance professionals employed by the government. The following link has more information about this program at MSU.

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Fellowships

Bagley Fellowships are awarded by the Bagley College of Engineering to a few applicants to Ph.D. programs of the college. The following applies to the CSE Department.

Barrier Fellowships are awarded by the Bagley College of Engineering to a few applicants to Ph.D. programs of the college. The following applies to the CSE Department.

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