Standard Graduate Funding Package

The department offers a standard funding package consisting of a stipend or salary, and the payment of tuition and health insurance. Both domestic and international students are eligible for this standard package. The Department provides 6 years of support, including support over 5 summers, to all graduate students making satisfactory academic progress.

A standard funding package covers the full cost of tuition for required units, and an amount for living expenses during the academic year and summer quarter, plus health insurance. The latter amount is usually in the form of a stipend paid out at the start of the quarter, or a teaching or research assistantship salary paid out over 6 pay periods. Students are encouraged to pursue prestigious fellowships offered by the University and by national organizations such as the National Science Foundation.

During a student's tenure, the department also provides financial support for all five summers between academic years.  In addition to the standard package described above, the Sociology Department will provide each student with travel and research funds towards professional development expenses, faculty-guided research, and fieldwork, as well as funds for computing needs. More information about graduate funding can be found here.

Tuition rates for the 2021-22 academic year can be found here.