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Funding

Students admitted to the Sociology PhD program are typically offered departmental funding (i.e., stipend, tuition waiver, and subsidized health insurance), in exchange for their service as teaching or research assistants.  Students admitted to the M-Stat in Sociology are not typically eligible for departmental funding.  Funding decisions are made upon admission and are based on meritorious achievement as outlined in the admissions application.

Doctoral students are eligible to receive up to 5 years of funding during fall and spring semesters (it is limited to 4 years for those who have completed a previous graduate degree), assuming they make satisfactory progress in their academic requirements each year, as well as perform the expected duties and obligations of their assigned job.  Each year, during an annual evaluation process, the faculty in the Department of Sociology will assess each student’s performance.  Students who exhibit poor performance may be ineligible for funding in later years.

Additional details can be found in the Department of Sociology Graduate Handbook:

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Students may also be eligible for scholarships, fellowships, and grants to support their research.  The Office of Research Administration within the College of Social and Behavioral Science is a good resources to find extramural sources of funding.  The Graduate School regularly updates its website with listings for both internal and external funding opportunities: Graduate Fellowship Opportunities.  

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Last Updated: 11/6/17