Funding

Funding

All our graduate students receive guaranteed financial support that includes both academic year and summer funding as they progress through the program.  Through Graduate Assistantships, which require approximately 20 hours of work per week, students in residence receive an annual stipend paid monthly during the academic year, a tuition-and-fee waiver to cover credit-hour charges and related fees, and a significant health insurance subsidy for either individual or family coverage.  During the summer, all students receive an additional stipend.  Our departmental philosophy is to admit and invest in students who will be successful in our program for the duration of their graduate studies. Students receive multi-year funding packages to help ensure financial support throughout their graduate school careers. We also work with students interested in applying for prestigious national grants to help them secure competitive graduate fellowships.