Financial Assistance

Full financial assistance will be offered to each admitted student in the Ph.D. program in the form of a research assistantship, where the student must work as a research assistant for assigned faculty members. The financial assistance is merit-based and is contingent on continued satisfactory progress (which includes prior satisfactory performance as a research assistant).
 
Tuition Grants
 
Full tuition support is available for each year of full-time study, conditional on satisfactory progress in the doctoral program.
 
Stipends
 
Admitted students will be offered stipend support of $35,000 per fiscal year.  This stipend is available for each year of full-time study, conditional on satisfactory progress in the doctoral program.
 
Research and Academic Support
 
Each student will be provided with a workspace, a personal computer with office software including all necessary (as determined by area faculty) statistical packages and access to the Rice University network, library access, online academic journals access and e-mail. Each student will also have available $1000 per year for miscellaneous research and academic expenses such as text books required for classes, computer upgrades, conference travel etc. Students may roll over unused monies from one year to the next.