All Ph.D. students are fully funded by the department for a four-year period as follows:
Year One-Research Focus
20 points of tuition remission (12 points in the fall semester and 8 points in the spring semester) and a living stipend of approximately $20,000, as well as an additional $1,000 Dean's Supplementary Fellowship Grant for educational expenses and a $2,000 Housing subsidy.
Year Two-Teaching Focus
16 points of tuition remission (8 points in the fall semester and 8 points in the spring semester) and a living stipend of approximately $20,000.
After a successful defense of the dissertation proposal and a degree audit that shows the student has fulfilled all coursework, exam, and language requirements, a dissertation research/writing fellowship is awarded for the third year in the amount of approximately $20,000.
Often the department is able to recommend ABD (All But Dissertation) students for teaching positions in the Morse Academic Plan or other University departments during this year. Adjunct teaching positions in the department are also granted on a competitive basis to ABD students.
After a successful review of at least the first chapter of the dissertation, the student will receive a dissertation research/writing fellowship stipend of approximately $20,000 for the fourth year.
The costs of Maintaining Matriculation, student insurance, and various fees will be paid for by the school.