The department currently provides support for all full-time Ph.D. students in the form of graduate research assistantships for up to four years. Assistantships provide both a stipend and tuition support and in all cases, funding is contingent upon availability of funds and student performance.
Graduate research assistantships require full-time enrollment (9-15 credits in the Fall and Spring and 3 credits in the Summer) and require up to 20 hours per week of work for a designated departmental faculty member.
No guarantee can be made for multiple-year support, but the department will endeavor to support students in the dissertation years by providing assistance to students to secure independent funding, and with faculty grant funding and research projects.
Priority for financial assistance from institutional funds is given to students whose applications are received by January prior to the fall semester.