Graduate Student Financial Support

The department is granted TAships (in recent years, 14 new or renewed TAships per year) to award to Ph.D. students. There may also be opportunities for research assistantships funded by faculty grants.

Each Spring the graduate committee reviews the progress of all TAs and makes recommendations to the CCAS associate dean of graduate studies on the renewal of funding. Assuming satisfactory progress toward the completion of the degree and satisfactory teaching, Ph.D. candidates with TAships are normally supported for up to six years. Satisfactory progress is measured by course grades (the minimum acceptable graduate GPA is 3.0, i.e., B), successful and timely completion of the exams, and progress toward the completion of the dissertation.

Additional options for financial assistance can be found via the following web sites.