OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Graduate Funding Opportunities

Most full-time WS&E graduate students receive financial support. Many students receive a salary via a Graduate Assistantship (GA). Hourly wages, scholarships, and other financial aid may also available.

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Graduate Assistantship (GA) Positions:

A Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) typically performs work such as:  assisting faculty in conducting research projects, either in a laboratory or field environment.

A Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) typically performs work such as:  assisting faculty in the delivery of courses, leading discussions, delivering lectures, preparing labs, or grading papers.

Work hours for a GA may be flexible and students on a GA are encouraged to speak with their supervisor about their expected schedule.


FTE (Full Time Equivalent)

Hours of Work Expected

0.30 FTE

156 hours per term

0.35 FTE

182 hours per term

0.40 FTE

208 hours per term

0.45 FTE

234 hours per term

0.49 FTE

255 hours per term

Most MS students in the Department of Wood Science & Engineering receive financial support for up to two years; most Ph.D. students receive support for up to three years. 

 

2018-2019 Current Annual GRA Pay Rate Range:

  • Masters: $47,424 at a 1.0 FTE (Full Time Equivalent)
  • MS students are hired at a 0.30 FTE, the minimum offered, up to a 0.49 FTE, which is the maximum.
  • The annual salary an MS student on a GA can range from $14,227 to $23,237.
  • PhD: $51,060 at a 1.0 FTE (Full Time Equivalent)
    • PhD students are hired at a 0.30 FTE, the minimum offered, up to a 0.49 FTE, which is the maximum.
    • The annual salary an PhD student on a GA can range from $15,318 to $25,019.

A GA position provides a monthly stipend and provides paid tuition, paid matriculation fee, coverage of up to 90% of student fees, and provides a mandatory health insurance plan.


Loans and Grants:

Financial Aid administers student loans and grants for U.S. citizens and permanent residents.


On-Campus Employment:

On-campus student employment opportunities can be located at:  https://jobs.oregonstate.edu.


The Career Development Center can help you prepare a resume and work through potential interview questions for potential employment, on- or off-campus.


Scholarships and Fellowships:

The College of Forestry (CoF) awards fellowships ranging from $500-$8,000 per academic year to exceptional new and continuing graduate students. 

New students wishing to be considered for a CoF fellowship must successfully complete an application for graduate admission before the end of December.

Continuing students must apply directly to the Department for consideration using the forms and procedures developed by the CoF Graduate Fellowship Committee.

 Graduate School Awards:  http://gradschool.oregonstate.edu/awards

International Student Scholarshipshttp://admissions.oregonstate.edu/international/current-international-student-scholarships-degree-seeking-graduate-programs