Graduate Student Funding

We understand that considering the demands of a graduate degree often includes considering the demands of financing a graduate degree. The School of Natural Resources offers various types of assistantships to qualified students.

Assistantships provide
  • 12 hours of free tuition each semester
    Student fees are not include and responsibility of the student
  • Basic individual student health insurance at a reduced premium
  • Masters program - two years of funding
  • Doctorate program - three years of funding
  • Some options are program specific

Graduate Assistantship Types

  • Nebraska-Sponsored SNR Research/Teaching Assistantships: SNR Research/Teaching Assistantships primarily support the thesis research obligation of the graduate program, but as part of this assistantship you will serve as a teaching assistant for a course for one semester of each year of the assistantship. You may be required to teach a laboratory or an online course, grade papers, develop/present lessons, or supervise students on field trips. To be automatically considered for this funding opportunity, you must submit all application materials by the dates established by the School of Natural Resources Graduate Committee. There usually are 4 assistantships available per year.
  • Research Assistantships: Some faculty members have successfully secured research funds through external funding agencies. These funds may be used to fund research assistants associated with current projects. Candidates who are interested in research assistantships are encouraged to contact applicable faculty directly.

Scholarships

School of Natural Resources related scholarships - For both undergraduate and graduate students

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Funding Options

  • Financial Assistance through Graduate Studies
  • University fellowships are available to persons who receive assistantships and possess outstanding qualifications. These are awarded by the SNR Graduate Committee in the spring.

Questions ?

If you have particular questions about our graduate programs, we welcome you to contact:

Patty Swanson

Patty Swanson

SNR Graduate Admissions Coordinator

102b Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE 68583-0921

 402-472-5355

 pswanson2@unl.edu