Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships

Each semester the School of Data Science awards a limited number of assistantships to support students enrolled in the DSBA and Health Informatics programs.  Only students enrolled in a SDS graduate program are eligible to apply for SDS funded assistantships. Graduate teaching assistants are assigned to one or more faculty members to support specific classes or research projects.  

  • Full-time assistantships require 20 hours per week
  • Awards are for one semester but may be extended at the discretion of the program
  • Assistantships do not come with a tuition remission


  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Students funded through the SDS program may enroll in a maximum of 9 credit hours while holding a full-time appointment (20 hours)
  • In-state, out-of-state and international students are eligible to apply
  • Current and newly admitted students are eligible to apply
  • Enrolled in the DSBA or Health Informatics program

Additional information can be found on the Graduate School's website and on the UNC Charlotte's Human Resources website

How and When to Apply

The application portal is open September 5th and March 1st and will stay open throughout the semester. The application is an online electronic form that allows applicants to highlight skills, note their preferences, and upload both a cover letter and resume.

Interested students should apply by completing the SDS Graduate Assistantship Application form below. Submitted applications will be reviewed and selected by the faculty. Students will be notified if additional information is needed or if they have been selected for a position.


Apply Here

Additional Funding Resources

The Graduate School offers information on graduate assistantships beyond the SDS, need and merit-based awards, and payment plans on their website