Skip To Main Content

Assistantships and Fellowships

Many students receive funding as either teaching assistants (TA) or research assistants (RA). The assistantships cover monthly stipend, health insurance, and tuition.

Every student is automatically considered for teaching assistantships if he/she is a native English speaker or has passed the ELPE exam.  

For research assistantships, students should contact the Ocean Engineering Faculty members they are interested in working with directly. Research assistantships are available on a competitive basis, and depend on the current research funding of the faculty.  

Additionally, exceptional students are considered for fellowships. As a general rule, most Master of Science and Ph.D. students are funded by the end of their first year of graduate school.

Graduate Scholarships

The Department of Ocean Engineering provides graduate scholarships to students every year.

Minimum requirements vary from scholarship to scholarship; however, in general, successful applicants will have a GPR greater than 3.0 and will be actively involved in the Ocean Engineering professional societies, such as SNAME and MTS.

For more information about graduate funding, contact:


Peggy Rutkowski

  • Program Specialist
Peggy Rutkowski