There are a limited number of positions currently being advertised. Please contact the faculty member doing research in your area of interest to determine if any possible vacancies exist.

The Montana Cooperative Fishery Research Unit may have assistantship openings.

Most graduate students in the program are supported on Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs) provided by their major professor from grant funds. Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs) are research project-specific and are awarded by individual faculty as funds are available. GRA stipends are comparable to those of GTAs but often cover the calendar year. Some fee waivers may be available with GRAs depending upon funding sources. 

A limited number of Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) are chosen during the semester before the next academic semester and reflect teaching needs and financial assistance needs. GTAs carry tuition fee waivers, and in 2009/10 the stipend was a total of $5134 per semester during the nine-month academic year. This includes money to be used for medical insurance which is not provided directly by the department. (For further graduate school expenses, consult the MSU fee schedules as provided in the Graduate Catalog).