PhD students in the Mathematical Sciences Department typically receive a stipend and a full tuition waiver via a teaching or research assistantship, internship, or fellowship.
Standard duties involve conducting problem sessions for courses or teaching one three-credit hour course per semester.
The majority of our Statistics PhD students are supported by internships with local companies and research hospitals.
Each year several advanced PhD students in the department are supported by a variety of fellowships, including the Charles Phelps Taft Dissertation Fellowship, Laws Scholarships, Yates Scholarships, and the Graduate School Distinguished Dissertation Completion Fellowship.
These assistantships involve conducting research for a specific mathematics or statistics project and are funded by external research funds. Recent sponsors include the National Science Foundation, the Army Research Office, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Most funded PhD students also receive summer funding through teaching a course, a research assistantship, or a fellowship such as a University Research Council Summer Fellowship or Maita Levine Summer Research Fellowship.
MA for Teachers of Mathematics (MAT) Students
Most MAT students are supported by a Graduate Incentive Award (GIA) covering 50% of tuition. This award requires no teaching duties.
4+1 Students (Mathematics and Statistics)
Students accepted into the 4+1 program receive a Graduate Incentive Award (GIA) covering 25% of tuition for two semesters. This award requires no teaching duties.