Due to the on-going global pandemic, PhD funding will be limited for fall 2021-2022 admission. We anticipate being able to fund very few new students. Potential applicants should consider this circumstance in making their decision to apply. In case of doubt, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies or the Director of Graduate Admissions. As circumstances change, this message will be updated.
We are pleased to support our students with funding at both the MA and PhD level.
We offer a limited number of fellowships for MA students to help offset the cost of tuition and fees for up to three semesters. These fellowships are pro-rated by credit hour, and so students attending part time may still receive some support. In addition, based on availability, we offer some qualified MA students paid work as graders for undergraduate courses.
Doctoral students receive a guaranteed four years of funding as a teaching assistant, plus one year on a research fellowship as long as they remain in good standing. Highly qualified PhD students may receive additional fellowships and scholarships from the department and university upon acceptance. The department uses its own funds to offer PhD students an additional scholarship, given at the beginning of each Fall and Spring semester, to help cover or lessen the costs of university fees. As teaching assistants, PhD students are also entitled to health insurance organized through their union, the GSEU. Students are also encouraged to apply for additional funding in the form of fellowships and research stipends, offered by various offices and centers within the university, as they advance in their studies. Limited funding is available to PhD students to pay for travel and lodging costs to attend conferences on a case-by-case basis.
Join a community of scholars and researchers working together to solve pressing global problems. We are accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.
We are committed to recruiting the very best PhD students and preparing doctoral students for career success. UB features:
Interested prospective students should contact staff assistant Amie Schirching.