Financial Aid

Full-Time Students

Full-time students typically receive funding for a total of five years upon entering the program (assuming the availability of funding). Funded students are expected to work as research or teaching assistants for 15 hours per week during the academic year. Receipt of funding is contingent on continued satisfactory progress in the program, which requires demonstration of fluency in English, successful completion of all courses, preparation of a master's thesis, passing grades on the qualifying exam as scheduled, and defense of the doctoral dissertation.

The funding includes a stipend for living expenses, plus tuition remission and health insurance. In addition, funded students are eligible for $3,500 each summer for teaching or working with faculty on research projects, and for financial support for conference travel and research expenses.

Part-Time Students

Part-time students are not eligible for financial aid from the doctoral program with the exception that they are eligible for travel expenses to conferences where they present papers.