Graduate teaching/research assistantships are not and cannot be guaranteed in the OU School of Computer Science. All assistantships are based on funding availability for the department; need by the faculty; and the demand/size of the class (for a TA) or research project (for a RA). Assistantships are typically granted to Doctoral/Ph.D. and Masters/M.S. students currently in the program, with Doctoral students receiving priority consideration. Any interest in a graduate assistantship should be initially directed to your faculty advisor or the faculty of interest for the graduate degree program pursuit, with the following information available to them: the degree pursuit (Ph.D., M.S.), semester of entry into the program in which you wish to start, and course or research interest. If you have done an assistantship before, that should also be noted. All assistantship interest should be funneled to your faculty advisor or faculty of interest first, and/or to the main office (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note the School of Computer Science will not guarantee any assistantship opportunity, and in many instances, faculty often will request students to participate that they have known for some time.