Financial support is guaranteed for five years to students making satisfactory progress. Students receive full tuition, a stipend, and individual health coverage. Support is in the form of:
- teaching assistantships
- research assistantships
All students are supported on full fellowships in their first year, so have no teaching duties.
Teaching assistants either teach recitation sections or grade papers for more advanced courses. Both jobs are paid at the same rate, and both require about 10-12 hours per week. Teaching is an important part of the graduate education in Mathematics and all students are expected to teach at least one semester and preferably more, whether supported through other means or not.
Students are encouraged to seek outside fellowships and grants. We do not require students to begin fellowships in their first year in our graduate program (but the granting agency may have such a requirement).
If an outside fellowship partially covers a student’s full tuition and stipend, then the department will supplement the remainder, either through a teaching assistantship, a research assistantship, or a departmental fellowship, in order to bring all students up to the same level of support.