Contingent on the availability of funds, the program seeks to provide tuition assistance and financial support to all incoming full-time students. We are not able to offer financial assistance to part-time students.

  • First year students are eligible for the Dean’s Fellowship, which provides full tuition plus a stipend of $22,000 for the nine-month academic year. In the second and third years the assistance takes the form of teaching and research assistantships.
  • All fellowships and assistantships are contingent on the recipient’s satisfactory progress in completing program 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 healthcare benefits and remission of tuition.

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