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. Currently, fees for 2018-2019 are $18,000 for California residents and $33,095 for non-residents, and are subject to change without notice. Fees do not cover books or software.

We evaluate funding on a case-by-case basis. Nearly all of our students are fully funded for tuition, fees and a stipend of $40,000 per year.

The fee payment deadline for fall term is usually in early October. Please refer to the Office of the Registrar for further details.

Funding Opportunities

Selected students will be eligible for support with a stipend, which will vary with need and the number of students accepted in year one. The amount of this stipend will be determined as part of the admissions process. An additional offset of fees will be available in the scholar's second year in the program depending upon the scope and magnitude of his/her contribution as an instructional assistant.

Students are strongly encouraged to seek independent funding through the following:  

More information can be found on the Graduate Division website.