Financial Support

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 2021-22 starts at $24,000 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 ($24,000 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.