Financial Support


All graduate 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 2011-2012, pre-masters students will receive $15,165 per academic year and post-masters students will receive $15,939.

The department makes funds available to support thesis and dissertation research and for graduate student travel to make presentations at professional meetings. In addition, about 85% of our graduate 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.