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Competitive financial assistance

Admitted applicants will receive a competitive financial aid package that includes a full tuition waiver and a monthly stipend to cover living expenses. Moreover, PhD students in good standing continue to receive financial support for up to five years. Before accepting an offer of admission, a prospective PhD student will receive a detailed description of the financial aid package.

Additional fellowship and scholarship opportunities include:

  • Richard A. Erley Fellowship
    Criteria: Academic excellence, high ethical standards, and hard work
  • Joseph and Ouida Wald Zwisler Summer Doctoral Fellowship
    Criteria: Outstanding research potential
  • Robert Ferber Award
    Criteria: Support for promising research
  • Paul Van Arsdell Scholarship
    Criteria: Doctoral student teaching ability
  • Leonard J. and Sharon Crowley Santow Award for Teaching Excellence
    Criteria: Doctoral student teaching ability