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Graduate Psychology Programs Graduate Programs
*Please note that this information only applies to experimental and school graduate students.   

Financial issues

Do graduate students receive a salary?

It is our policy to support all doctoral students in good standing for four years (msgp sometimes). Some students may be supported by grants by working on faculty projects, or by departmental assistantships in the form of research or teaching assistance. Students in 2010/2011 received 12,000 entering the program, and 13,000 for those at the masters level.

Does the department cover my tuition?

Students on assistantships or grant funding do not pay tuition fees.  

What about summer support?

Summer support is consistently provided to all PhD students. Sometimes this is through funding from an advisor's grant, or through departmental assistantships over the summer.

Program issues  

Do I have to take a certain number of credit hours each term? 

Students on department support must enroll for 12 hours per semester. Often, 3 to 6 hours of these involve research projects for course credit.

Can I count thesis/dissertation hours towards my degree?

Thesis hours
Dissertation hours

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