Financial Support


All PhD students in good standing are eligible for five years of guaranteed financial support. This support is in the form of graduate teaching or research assistantships or campus fellowships. Financial support includes a tuition waiver and health insurance.

For academic year 2014-2015, pre-masters students will receive $15,779 per academic year and post-masters students will receive $16,585.

The department makes funds available to support thesis and dissertation research and for PhD student travel to make presentations at professional meetings. In addition, about 85% of our PhD students receive at least two months of summer support in activities related to their academic interests. Please note that the cost of living in Columbia compares favorably with most locations throughout the country.