The department offers a standard package, consisting of a stipend and the payment of tuition and fees, to incoming students. Both domestic and international students are eligible for this standard package. Although the Department cannot formally guarantee support beyond the first year, it expects to continue to provide an additional four years of support to students making satisfactory academic progress. This assistance normally covers the full cost of tuition and an additional amount for living expenses during the academic year. The latter amount is usually in the form of a stipend, teaching assistantship, or research assistantship. Students are encouraged to pursue prestigious fellowships offered by the University and by national organizations such as the National Science Foundation.
The department currently offers financial support for the first three summers during a student's tenure. There are, additionally, opportunities for graduate students to hold research assistantships with department faculty. The terms of research assistantship appointments may vary from case to case but usually provide a stipend that covers summer living expenses.
In addition to providing the standard package described above, the Department will provide each student with an stipend that can be used to fund professional development expenses, faculty guided research and field work.
Tuition rates for the 2017-2018 academic year can be found here.