All students in the program are supported by an assistantship that includes a stipend of at least $23,000 annually. In addition, the Department pays the Tuition and 79% of the basic individual Health Insurance benefits for all students with assistantships, so the estimated cost of living for students in the Program is approximately $8,000 for the academic year (~$12,000 annually). Several supplementary scholarships and fellowships ranging from $1,000 to $7,000 are awarded each year on a competitive basis to both currently enrolled and incoming graduate students. Upon admittance to Ph.D. candidacy, the stipend is increased by $1000.
Additional information about graduate student life, including campus activities, housing, and insurance, can be found at the Office of Graduate Studies. Here you can also find information about student development programs, such as the Preparing Future Faculty program and the McNair Scholars program.
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding health insurance can be found on the Graduate College website.