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Graduate Teaching Assistantships Forms

Graduate Teaching Assistantship Application

Report on Candidate Form

Both forms are in PDF format.

All applicants for the teaching assistantship and fellowship positions must have both the graduate admissions and graduate teaching assistant applications submitted by January 15 each year.

A graduate admission is required when applying for a teaching assistantship or a fellowship. Applications for teaching assistantships (fellowships) and graduate admissions are handled separately. Please review the Graduate Applicant Checklist for the situation (Domestic, Canadian, or International) that pertains to you. If you have additional questions regarding general admissions, please go to

To apply for a teaching assistantship:

1. Go to and follow the admissions process as outlined.

2. Send the following forms and all supporting documents directly to, or send via regular mail to:

Chair of Graduate Recruitment Committee
Department of Mathematics
656 W. Kirby
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202 USA

a) Graduate Teaching Assistantship Application form.

b) Official transcripts of your graduate and undergraduate college grades. The transcript must bear the official seal/stamp of the issuing institutions. If English is not your native language, submit official transcripts in your native language and a certified English translation of the transcript.

c) Report on Candidate form. Ask three persons (who you have indicated on your application form) to write education references and send them directly to us.

d) TOEFL score. If English is not your native language, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and have your scores sent to the Mathematics Department. A Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required, but sending a good GRE score could help your application.

e) Other supporting documents. If you have any supporting documents that may help your application, such as copies of your publications, by all means, send them to us.


The department will review your application for a teaching assistantship after all necessary transcripts and letters of reference have been received. We normally begin making offers in early March, and most are made before the end of May. Occasionally we have positions that open in January, and we begin making offers for these positions around August. Late applications, however, will be accepted as long as openings remain.

If you receive an Assistantship you will be expected to teach an average of six hours per week over the academic year and to devote the non-teaching portion of your time to serious mathematical studies.

For the 2014-2015 academic year, the stipend will be at least $18,432 plus free tuition (up to ten credit hours per semester under contract) plus free health, dental, and vision insurance.


For applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents

You must submit a Statement of Financial Support to Graduate Admissions.  After this statement is approved, you will be issued an I-20 or IAP-66 form from the Office of International Students and Scholars.   You will need this form when applying for a visa.

Beware that the process of obtaining a passport (from your government) and a visa (from the U.S. consulate) can take months.  We recommend that applicants return the Statement of Financial Support promptly.

When completing the form, assume $19,177 for a teaching assistantship stipend, $27,066 for full-time tuition, and $5,052 for health insurance.  These count towards your total financial support.  Any documents showing financial support from sources other than Wayne State University should be sent to Graduate Admissions. The Department of Mathematics will send notice of the exact stipend amount directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.


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