Funding Your Studies

Approximately 160 of our graduate students are supported on assistantships that remit tuition and pay a stipend of $1700 to $1850 per month. In exchange for the assistantships, students are assigned to faculty to assist with research projects or instructional activities. These assistantships are competitively awarded based upon the material supplied in the student's application (statement of purpose, reference letters, transcripts, and standardized tests scores).

Each year, 40-60 new assistantship offers are made to high quality students with applications that closely match our research and teaching needs. Although grades and standardized test scores are important, a student's research interest, statement of purpose and reference letters often play the most important role to decide which students we select to offer assitantships. In addition to the assistantship offers students are automatically considered for university fellowships during the application process. Students should consider submitting applications to the following programs as a possible avenue for funding their graduate education.

For more funding opportunities see Graduate School Funding.