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 (the Research section summarizes faculty by research interest). Research assistantships are available on a competitive basis, and depend on the current research funding of the faculty.
The Zachry Department of Civil Engineering also has a limited number of research fellowships and scholarships awarded on top of TA or RA. As a general rule, most Master of Science and Ph.D. students are funded by the end of their first year of graduate school.
For full consideration for funding, the application deadline is January 15 for fall and October 1 for spring. More information about assistantships can be found at Paying for Graduate School. Information about the application process and degree programs can be found in the Graduate Program Portal.