While most of our graduate students receive some type of financial aid, the system is competitive. Some students prefer to support themselves and concentrate on their academic studies. Other students are picked up on research or teaching assistantships as the year progresses. There are also some hourly jobs available as a grader or laboratory assistant. These hourly jobs are typically awarded to students who are physically on campus. We also have a program where students can receive a non-research based Master of Engineering (MEng) degree in 9 months. Students in the MEng program do not receive any financial aid. You may contact the department for more information on this program if this situation applies to you. For students interested in our Master’s International Program, if you have been “nominated” by the Peace Corps, you will be charged in-state tuition.