Financial Aid

Several forms of financial assistance are available.


Outstanding applicants may qualify for graduate assistantships.

  • Graduate assistantships provide full or partial tuition remission and a stipend.
  • Teaching assistants primarily tutor undergraduate students taking low-level courses in the department.  
    • One teaching assistant also provides technical support for departmental computer labs.
    • Second year students may ask to have full responsibility for a course in order to gain college-level teaching experience.
  • Research assistantships may be available subject to grant funding.

Graduate assistantships are typically only offered in the fall semester.  An application for admission to the Computational Mathematics and Statistics M.S. program with consideration for an assistantship should be submitted no later than March 1,

Tuition Award

A 25% tuition award is automatically available to students entering in the Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 semesters and who meet a few criteria, including full-time (6 credits or more) status.    


All students are required to have either relevant job experience or an internship before completing their degrees.  Although the Computational Mathematics and Statistics program does not have pre-arranged internship agreements, Duquesne's location in the heart of PIttsburgh, the demand for students with the skill sets we teach, and our relationships with local employers greatly facilitate placements. Historically, full-time Computational Mathematics and Statistics students who have done well during their first year have been able to find reasonably well-paid internships during the following summer.


See the University's page on graduate education financing for information about applying for external grants, loans, and other ideas for financing your graduate education.