VSE Faculty:

There has been a lot of discussion over the past several months about the fact that VSE needs to improve significantly both the quality and quantity of doctoral students if we are to achieve our aspirations for significant research growth.  There are a number of dimensions to addressing this problem, some of which will take time to implement.  For example, at this late date, we cannot realistically increase the size or quality of the pool of doctoral candidates for fall 2017.  However, we can immediately raise the stipends we offer. By doing this, we may be able to improve the yield from the current pool of applicants and attract more of the best students in that pool. With this in mind, the Volgenau School will make the following changes to stipends and tuition credits for doctoral GTAs/GRAs:

Stipend Levels
Tuition Credits
If you have questions about this, please contact me or Kim Goodwin-Slater ([log in to unmask]) for more information.

Stephen Nash


Stephen G. Nash
Senior Associate Dean
Volgenau School of Engineering
George Mason University
Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 2500
Mailstop 5C8
Fairfax, VA 22030

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