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Financial Support

See below for general information about funding for students in the PhD Program in Clinical Psychology, as well as about tuition and fees at Montclair State University.

General Information About Funding

We make every effort to fund PhD students through their first four years of study, unless otherwise agreed to at the time of admission. Support is provided through doctoral (or similar graduate) assistantships, teaching assistantships, grants, and clinical or research contracts and fellowships.

Students in their first two years of study typically receive a full-time doctoral assistantship. These assistantships are 10-month contracts that provide a stipend and full tuition remission for each academic year. Doctoral assistants are assigned to a faculty member and expected to assist the faculty member with their research and teaching responsibilities. Assignments require 20 hours of work per week. Specific duties can vary depending on the particular assignment but may include coordinating the faculty member’s research program and team, grading exams and assignments, proctoring exams, and holding office hours.

In their third and fourth years of study, students have opportunities for funding by teaching undergraduate courses across the academic year. Funding from teaching is typically supplemented by a part-time doctoral assistantship that provides a stipend and tuition remission for 10 hours per week of work under the supervision of a faculty member, typically the student’s mentor. Students are encouraged to spend these hours on research that will help move them toward their dissertations and greater independence in research, including assembling their own research teams where they mentor more junior undergraduate and graduate students.

Tuition and Fees

Information about tuition and fees for graduate students at Montclair State University can be found at Red Hawk Central.