Qualified graduate students can receive financial support through teaching and research assistantships and University fellowships. Financial support is typically reserved for doctoral students. The doctoral-level stipend for 2023-24 starts at $26,000 for a twelve-month appointment.
Doctoral students who receive support in the form of a teaching assistantship typically continue this support for a period of 4 1/2 years. This is contingent upon the student's satisfactory performance in both their academic program and assigned responsibilities, as well as the continued availability of funds and departmental needs.
First-year bonuses and renewable merit fellowships providing an additional $1,000-$2,500 per year are available to outstanding doctoral applicants. Advanced Ph.D. students can be funded through research assistantships ($26,000 or higher) provided by their respective advisors.
For financially-supported students, graduate tuition and fees are covered by a tuition scholarship for students with financial support. A credit is also made toward the University's student health insurance plan.