Financial Aid

Section 1


The Psychology Department provides financial support for at least six years to all continuing students in the doctoral program who are "in good standing," even though students often complete the doctoral degree in 4-5 years. Students are in good standing when they are making adequate progress toward their doctoral degrees as determined by the Division in which they are enrolled. This support is typically in the form of an academic year (9-month) 50%-time research or teaching assistantship, traineeship, or fellowship. Students receive a stipend for the nine-month appointment, and tuition and service fee waiver. Note: students in the MS in Psychological Science are not eligible for support through an assistantship or traineeship, and do not receive a tuition and service fee waiver from the department.

If students are interested in obtaining additional aid, more information is available on the Office of Student Financial Aid Website.

Additional Information for International Applicants

Even with the financial support offered by the department to doctoral students, it has been determined insufficient to cover what is needed per INS regulations. At current rates, the department support guarantee is $3,500 short of the funds required.  International applicants are required to complete the financial certification section2 of the application before an offer of admission can be extended.  Applicants may elect to complete this section and upload documentation at the time of application, or wait until the review process has been completed. 


Section 2



Graduate Spotlight

Julianne GriffithJulianne Griffith

Congratulations to Julianne Griffith! She's been awarded an NSF fellowship for her research she describes below. Julianne is a Graduate Student in the Clinical/Community program area working with Benjamin Hankin. Research Summary: My research is interested in examining the social context of emotional development in adolescence, particularly as it relates to adolescent depression. Specifically, I am interested in exploring the ways in which positive emotions emerge and function in the context of close interpersonal relationships. For my NSF project, I aim to use experience sampling methods (ESM) to examine capitalization processes in parent-adolescent dyads, with the ultimate goal of learning more about how positive emotions are experienced and regulated in adolescents’ daily life.

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