Graduate Assistantships at Ball State
The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Ball State University invites highly qualified and motivated undergraduate students or individuals interested in graduate study for a master’s degree in physics to apply for a graduate assistantship for the 2013-2014 Academic Year. This assistantship will allow the recipient to pursue a full-time course of study leading to the Master of Science degree in physics. Assistantships may be renewed for a second year following satisfactory student performance. Additional information is available at www.bsu.edu/physics/masters. All application materials, including three letters of recommendation, must be on file by March 1 to receive full consideration. The stipend will be at least $13,084 for the academic year plus a tuition waiver. Additional support may be available during the summer semester.
Two research assistantships in nanoscience will be available. RA’s will have the opportunity to participate in cutting edge research in either electronic structure theory or electron transport through nanostructures and to interact with faculty and students in the department’s Center for Computational Nanoscience. (www.bsu.edu/ccn)
BSU typically fills four teaching assistantships each year. TA’s serve as tutors, graders and lab assistants for undergraduate courses in physics and/or astronomy. Students in these positions are free to pursue research topics consistent with the expertise of any research active faculty member in the department. Research areas of graduate faculty members include astronomy, astrophysics, nuclear physics, elementary particle physics, medical physics, physics education as well as theoretical, computational and experimental nanoscience.
Recent BSU graduates have been accepted into Ph. D. programs in physics, astronomy, and engineering and in medical physics graduate programs. Other graduates have been hired as educators in junior colleges, museums, planetariums and as laboratory technicians.
If you have questions after reviewing the online information noted above, you may contact Dr. Thomas Jordan.