Funding Support for PhD Program
All first-year students will receive an annual stipend of $31,000 and a $4,000 enrollment bonus on arrival. Second-year students will receive an annual stipend of $35,000. Whereas, third-year students (and beyond) will receive an annual stipend of $37,000 after they pass Qualifying Exams. Stipend levels are reviewed periodically and market adjustments are made if warranted.
Full tuition and fee payments and student health insurance are provided to all students.
Students are encouraged to apply for funding from outside sources. The program director will have a list of relevant granting agencies and can provide this to interested students. Outside employment for students receiving stipends is prohibited.