The department offers a standard funding package over 6 years to incoming students, consisting of a stipend and the payment of tuition and fees. Both domestic and international students are eligible for this standard package. Although the Department cannot formally guarantee support beyond the first year, it expects to continue to provide an additional five years of support to students making satisfactory academic progress. This assistance normally covers the full cost of tuition and an additional amount for living expenses during the academic year, plus health insurance. The latter amount is usually in the form of a stipend, teaching assistantship, or research assistantship. Students are encouraged to pursue prestigious fellowships offered by the University and by national organizations such as the National Science Foundation.
During a student's tenure, the department also provides financial support for all five summers between academic years. In addition to the standard package described above, the Sociology Department will provide each student with travel and research funds towards professional development expenses, faculty guided research and field work.
Tuition rates for the 2021-22 academic year can be found here.