Most students in the department are supported financially through teaching assistantships. The current basic stipend is $15,600 for master's students and $18,800 for doctoral students. Students with a Doctoral Fellowship can receive additional funding per year. Summer support is also available for many graduate students.
Teaching assistantships are half-time positions requiring up to 20 hours per week,
typically with five hours in the classroom, four hours in the Mathematics Resource
and Teaching Center and the remainder spent on preparation and professional development.
International Students are expected to be proficient in both spoken and written English to be awarded an assistantship. Applicants taking the internet-based TOEFL should also take the speaking and writing sections; a score of 26 on both will demonstrate English proficiency. Alternatively, international students may take the university's Spoken Language Proficiency Test (SLPT) and the English Language Placement Test (ELPT) after they are admitted; it is expected that the student will pass these exam within one year to maintain continued financial support. Other tests that are accepted may be found at http://international-admissions.uark.edu/graduate-studies/english-proficiency.php and http://catalog.uark.edu/graduatecatalog/admissions/.
Through the generosity of our alumni and donors, numerous departmental scholarships are available to supplement Teaching Assistantships. Most awards range from $1000 to $3000 and are awarded annually.
Please note that only mathematics majors may complete this Scholarship Application.
The University offers two prestigious doctoral fellowships, the Distinguished Doctoral
Fellowship (DDF) and the Doctoral Academy Fellowship (DAF). Both are 12-month appointments,
providing support for up to four years, and supplement the teaching assistantship
by an additional $22,000 (DDF) and $12,000 (DAF). First priority will be given to
US citizens and permanent residents.
To be eligible, applicants to the doctoral program should satisfy the minimum requirements:
- GRE writing score of 4.0 (4.5 for the DDF)
- Combined GRE score of 308 (314 for the DDF)
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or graduate GPA of 3.65 (GPA 3.8 for the DDF in either case).
For more details see https://graduate-and-international.uark.edu/graduate/costs-and-funding/index.php
To be considered for either fellowship a complete application should reach the department by January 2.