Experimental Program Funding
All students are admitted with financial support through departmental assistantships, grant support, or fellowships. The minimum stipend for a 9-month assistantship for an incoming student is $16,250 for each academic year. In addition to this, the department covers full tuition and the student is responsible only for healthcare fees, technology fees and lab fees. These assistantships require 20 hours of work per week in the department as a research or instructional assistant. Graduate assistantships and tuition abatements are typically granted to students in good standing for up to five years in the program. Many of our graduate students have fellowships which either supplement or replace departmental stipends. There are also a number of recruiting fellowships through the Graduate School; all eligible applicants are nominated automatically for these fellowships.
Many of our advanced students are allowed to be the instructor of record in undergraduate psychology courses. To qualify, students must have completed two years in the program (or have a Masters), have taken Psychology 790 (Teaching of Psychology) and have taken the University's Graduate Student Workshops organized by the Center for Teaching Excellence.
Students may also receive summer funding through faculty research grants or summer teaching (once the student is meets teaching requirements).