Financing the PhD Degree

Rutgers University makes available a limited number of funding packages for exceptionally-qualified doctoral students. These packages provide funding for four years, with the first year as a fellowship and the following years as assistantships. Tuition, fees, and a generous stipend are provided. Continued support is contingent on satisfactory academic progress. Furthermore, the university has a limited number of highly-competitive presidential fellowships, and will provide guidance in applying for external support. Students who have been promised teaching assistantships should fill out the appropriate forms, and contact the department administrator to finish registration. Furthermore, students suppored on teaching assistantships generally earn tuition remission for the following summer. All such students are expected to make full use of these credits to finish their coursework.

Financing the MS Degree

Please consult the Graduate School New Brunswick Tuition and Fee schedules for tuition and fees. Please consult the Summer School tuition and fees page if you plan to take courses during the summer. Rutgers also offers a cost estimator.

The exact cost of the program depends on choices made by each student, but it will be less the cost of equivalent programs offered by private universities. Rutgers offers outstanding graduate programs of excellent value to its students.

Resources for Students without Rutgers Funding

Some students are able to obtain assistantships or lectureships in other departments. Those who have a grant or fellowship from an outside source are welcome to apply it toward the tuition cost of the program. United States citizens or permanent residents may be eligible to apply for various forms of student aid. Rutgers waives tuition for certain unemployed and laid off students.

Students who wish to obtain summer internships are responsible for making their own arrangements, although faculty may offer advice about such positions as they become aware of them. Internship opportunities are often available at institutions in New Jersey and New York.