Financial Support

Our students in good standing receive financial support that covers five years of study. The financial support includes full tuition waiver and competitive salaries (currently approximately $40,000 per year) for serving as half-time (20 hours per week) research or teaching assistants.

Research assistant appointments involve assisting faculty research projects, the experience of which helps Ph.D. students to learn the research process. Teaching assistant appointments involve instructing an undergraduate class or assisting a professor’s class. Ph.D. students are required to independently teach a class once or twice during the program.