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Graduate Assistantships and Funding

Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology offers admitted, degree-seeking graduate students in good standing with a variety of funding opportunities.

Graduate Assistantships

Current Parks College graduate students and newly admitted Parks graduate students are eligible to apply for an assistantship if they are classified (degree-seeking) students in one of our MS or PhD programs in Engineering or Aviation Science. Parks offers a variety of assistantships, from graduate tuition only to a full assistantship which includes a monthly stipend, health insurance, and graduate tuition.

In order to receive full consideration, all Parks graduate program assistantship applications must be received by March 1. This is the recommended deadline for most departmental assistantship applications.

Your assistantship application and all other documentation will be reviewed by an assistantship committee. If you are awarded an assistantship, you will be contacted via email.

All inquiries regarding graduate programs in engineering and aviation should be directed to Nicole Mispagel, graduate programs assistant, at 314-977-8306 or at

The application period for Parks Graduate Assistantships for the 2018-2019 academic year is now closed. Applicants will be notified of our decisions later this spring. The application for Parks Graduate Assistantships for the 2019-2020 academic year will open in early 2019 and will likely have a deadline of March 1, 2019. Applications will likely include a short form, your CV, a short statement and a letter of support and commitment from a Parks graduate faculty advisor.

Parks College Graduate Fellowship

Parks College Graduate Fellowships are awarded to full-time Parks graduate students who demonstrate outstanding scholastic achievement and potential for success in their graduate and research programs. Each recipient may use their award for tuition, health care, SLU accommodation and research needs. Limited stipends may be allowed.

To apply, use the Scholarship Suite application under the Tools tab at

To be eligible, applicants must be a U.S. or international graduate degree-seeking students who have completed at least one semester of graduate studies by May 20 and maintain a minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA.

Applicants must submit a resume that includes their academic achievement with GPA, past work experience, extracurricular activities and achievements (including all University- and college-level student group involvement) and any professional organization memberships, a one-page essay on their research interest and goals and two letters of recommendation (one from a Parks graduate research advisor).​

For more information, contact Jennifer Masiulis, assistant dean, at or 314-977-8447.