We offer five-year financial packages to all admitted students. Funding comes in the form of graduate assistantships or associate instructor positions, which provide a stipend, health insurance, and a tuition remission. Most first- and second-year students assist a faculty member with an undergraduate class as a graduate assistant. The stipend for the 2020-21 academic year (two semesters) is $19,000.
All entering students awarded graduate assistantships or university fellowships also are provided financial support in the summer after their first year of residence, as part of their participation in the Sociological Research Practicum. Most of our students in the third year and beyond serve as instructors for their own courses or receive support in the form of grants or fellowships.