Fees & Financial Support


The PhD Program is a minimum three-year course of study, requiring registration for approximately 12 quarters, although the total amount of time will depend on a particular student’s program and rate of progression. Student tuition and fees for the PhD program are posted by the Office of the Registrar and is subject to change without notice. Fees do not cover books, software, housing or personal costs.

Funding Opportunities

We evaluate funding on a case-by-case basis. To date, our students have a very strong track record of successful funding, with nearly all receiving full funding for tuition, fees and a stipend.

Graduate student stipends for the 2020-21 academic year is $41,200, with the expectation of approximately half-time work with a faculty member. We will work with accepted students to try to find sources of funding and we encourage applicants to alert us to potential faculty mentors.

Students use a range of sources to support their training and are strongly encouraged to seek independent funding through the following: