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Financial Support

  • What kind of financial support is available to ECE PhD students? Financial support is available to students in the PhD program in the form of fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships. The department attempts to support all full-time graduate students at the Ph.D. level. The most common form of support is a half-time research assistantship that provides approximately $21,000 during the calendar year plus tuition and fees. For more information, please visit our Financial Support webpage.
  • Do you provide financial support to Master's students? Unfortunately, there is little support opportunity for Master’s students. Assistantships are reserved for continuing Ph.D. students, and they are therefore quite rare and very competitive for Master’s students.

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