Financial Support

Doctoral tuition and required fees for the 2016-2017 academic year were $618.43 per credit. Costs for books and supplies are variable for each course, and range from zero to $100 per course. View the most current information for tuition and fees on the Student Accounts Graduate Costs web page.

The Environmental Management program offers several forms of financial aid. The admissions application also serves as the financial aid application. All eligible applicants will be interviewed by the admissions committee as part of the funding process.

Please note- applications are due January 15 for students seeking to begin the program in the following Fall semester. Begin your application. University-funded Doctoral Fellowships

University-funded Doctoral Fellowships are merit-based and support full-time students. The award consists of a $15,000 stipend and a tuition waiver that covers 20 to 24 credits per academic year. Doctoral Fellowships are awarded on the basis of academic record, previous research experience, proposed research interests, and an interview with the Environmental Management Admissions Committee. Doctoral fellows are eligible for up to 4 years of university funding.

Doctoral fellows enroll in 10 credits per semester, and have the option to enroll in one summer course during the first or second year in the program. All doctoral fellows have 20 hours per week of teaching responsibilities, typically consisting of leading undergraduate laboratory sections under the supervision the course professor.

Grant-funded Doctoral Fellowships

Grant-funded Doctoral Fellowships are merit-based and support full-time students. The award consists of a stipend (typically $15,000 but may be higher) and a tuition waiver that covers 20 to 24 credits per academic year. The grant principal investigator (PI) selects his or her doctoral fellows. Grant-funded fellowships are awarded on the basis of academic and research record, compatibility of advisor and student research interests, and proficiency in the knowledge and skill set required by the advisor’s research program and its funding source. Doctoral fellows typically enroll in 10 credits per semester and have 20 hours per week of research responsibilities set by the grant PI.

University-funded Doctoral Assistantships

University-funded Doctoral Assistantships support part-time students. These awards consist of tuition waivers only (1 to 8 credits per semester). All doctoral assistants have teaching responsibilities, with the number of service hours per week scaled to match the value of the assistantship award.

Grant-funded hourly positions 

Faculty research grants may provide funding to hire graduate students as hourly workers during the academic year or during the summer. The grant principal investigator (PI) hires hourly workers on the basis of academic and research record, compatibility of advisor and student research interests, and proficiency in the knowledge and skill set required by the advisor’s research program and its funding source.

External fellowships and student research grants

Dr. Brachfeld maintains an extensive list of student fellowships and student research grants funded by state and federal agencies and professional societies. Please see the Links section on Dr. Brachfeld’s webpage for more information.

Adjunct Instructor positions

Advanced doctoral students near the completion of their programs may be eligible to be hired as adjunct instructors. Adjunct instructors have full and sole responsibility for their courses, and are paid on a per-credit basis. All adjunct instructors must have earned a masters degree in an appropriate discipline, and ideally have had prior experience as a teaching assistant. NOTE- hiring adjunct instructors is the sole purview of each academic department’s chairperson, and all adjuncts must meet the qualifications set by both the university and each individual department. 

Student Loans

Please see the Office of Financial Aid for information on scholarships, grants, and graduate student loans.