Financial Support


All admitted students receive full financial support (full tuition remission, financial assistance, and health insurance).


The exact type of financial assistance varies. In the fall 2017 semester, 50 percent of all graduate students in the department were supported by fellowships or by working as research assistants on faculty research projects.  Of the remaining graduate students, a few advanced students are supported by teaching their own classes (a valuable experience one needs before going on the job market) and the others are supported by teaching assistantships (e.g., assisting professors in grading or leading discussion groups in classes taught by professors)


The tentative budget for the 2018-19 year calls for a minimum financial assistance of  $24,444 for 12 months (over and above tuition remission and health insurance) for students admitted for the Fall of 2018.  


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