Graduate Student Financial Support

The College understands that financial support can be important to the success of our graduate students. There are opportunities for funding from the University and the engineering departments.

Types of Aid

Graduate Research Assistantships

Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs) are available to M.S. and Ph.D. students. As a GRA you will have the opportunity to join the research of your faculty advisor. Your advisor will assist you with research that may lead to your thesis or dissertation. Availability of GRAs is dependent on faculty research areas and funding/grant status.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

As a GTA, you will assist a faculty member with an engineering course. GTAs may be expected to assist with course development, delivery, grading, technological support, lab instruction, and other course-related duties. Academic background and familiarity with course content will play a role in selection for GTA positions.


Each of our engineering departments awards graduate scholarships and fellowships made possible by the generosity of donors. These awards allow us to honor the hard work and accomplishments of prospective and continuing engineering students.

Other Graduate School funding opportunities 

Office of Student Financial Aid

Department Contacts

Visit the departmental websites or contact the graduate coordinators if you have questions regarding M.S. and Ph.D. programs, admissions requirements and deadlines, and available financial assistance:

Chemical and Bioengineering
Dr. Dr. Jianzhong Lou,  Interim Chair
Dr. Shamsuddin Ilias, Graduate Program Coordinator
Phone (336) 334-7564

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Dr. Manoj Jha, Interim Chair
Phone: (336) 334-7575

Computational Science and Enginering
Dr. Marwan Bikdash, Director
Phone: (336) 334-7437

Computer Science
Dr. Kaushik Roy, Jefferson-Pilot/Ron McNair Endowed Chair
Dr. Anna Yu, Graduate Program Coordinator
Phone: (336) 334-7245

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. John C. Kelly, Interim Chair
Dr. Jung Kim, Graduate Program Coordinator
Phone: (336) 334-7760

Industrial and Systems Engineering
Dr. Om Yadav, Chair
Dr. Eui Park Graduate Program Coordinator
Phone: (336) 334-7780

Mechanical Engineering Department
Dr. Frederick Ferguson, Chair
Dr. John Kizito, Graduate Program Coordinator
Phone: (336) 285-3747