The Chemistry Department provides 12 months of financial support to nearly all students during each year of program tenure through a combination of teaching and research assistantships. Included in this support is payment of up to 10 credits of tuition each semester and full family health and dental insurance. Typical teaching assistants receive stipends (in addition to tuition and health insurance benefits) between $24,500 and $27,500. This generous support allows our students to concentrate on research and full-time study.
During the first year of study, most students are supported with a graduate teaching assistantship (GTA) After the first year, financial support is generally provided by a combination of teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or fellowships, allowing students to concentrate on dissertation research.