Ph.D. Program Financial Aid:

Because of the importance of gaining research and teaching experience as a doctoral student, Ph.D. students are offered assistantships. The assistantships have monthly stipends starting at $1,694 for nine months (excluding summers) for beginning Ph.D. students with a tuition fellowship that covers 100 percent of tuition. These assistantships require students to assist faculty members for 20 hours per week in research and class administration. In addition, qualified students are eligible for $5,000 for teaching a course during the summer.

The department does not give special consideration in admission decisions to students who do not require assistantship funding.