Financial Aid and Support

Contingent on the availability of funds, the program seeks to provide tuition assistance and financial support to all incoming students. First-year students are eligible for the Dean’s Fellowship, which provides full tuition plus a stipend of $20,000 for the nine-month academic year. We also seek to provide support in students’ second and third years in the form of tuition assistance and a combination of teaching, project, and/or research assistantships, contingent on each student’s satisfactory progress in completing the program’s requirements.

Opportunities for support in subsequent years and in the summers, including dissertation fellowships, research assistantships, and others, are also available. Students may be asked to assist the program in applying for internal or external fellowships or awards for which the student may be eligible.

Teaching assistantships are typically 50% time and will usually involve assisting faculty with larger class sections. Project assistantships are also typically 50% time and involve assisting faculty with research projects. Both appointments provide health-care benefits and remission of tuition. Further information is available at: