Graduate Costs and Financial Support
Most degree candidates in the Graduate School receive financial support for the duration of their degree program through some combination of University fellowships, assistantships in research or teaching, and non-University awards.
The Graduate School participates in all major national fellowship programs. Graduate students win many of the following awards: Department of Defense Fellowships, Ford Predoctoral Fellowships for Minorities, Hertz Fellowships in the Applied Sciences, National Science Foundation Fellowships, and U.S. Department of Education Fellowships (FLAS, Fulbright-Hays—DDRA, Javits).
In addition, the Graduate School has several family-focused initiatives in place, including 12 weeks of maternity leave with financial support, free work-life counseling, and grants for child care, both throughout the year and during travel to academic conferences.