The Admissions Committee evaluates the credentials of Ph.D. applicants and determines those likely to succeed. All successful candidates are offered graduate assistantships. The current first-year stipend is $25,000 and also includes a full tuition scholarship and paid health insurance. Students in the second year and beyond are supported by research assistantships provided by their chosen research advisor. Such fellowships and assistantships include a tuition waiver and health insurance.
Applicants are also considered for the prestigious Presidential graduate fellowships, which offer an additional stipend of $6,000 per year for the first four years of graduate school, as well as additional financial support for travel to scientific meetings and conferences.