Graduate Program Assistantships and Funding

Financial Assistance

The Department awards a limited number of teaching assistantships to qualified environmental philosophy students. These assistantships carry a stipend of $9,000 per year and a tuition waiver. You must indicate on your application that you wish to be considered for a teaching assistantship. We usually offer one Speckart-Forsberg Scholarship each year, typically worth $9,000. The Speckart-Forsberg Scholarship offers no tuition waiver but it does provide the benefit for out-of-state students of tuition at 150% of the in-state rate.

Applications for departmental funding must be submitted by Feb 1st when a student first applies for Fall admission to the program. This is the only opportunity a student has to apply for departmental funding.

Philosophy graduate students are also eligible for the Bertha Morton Fellowship and other University-wide financial aid programs, including those supported by the Federal government. Further information is available from the "Financial Assistance" section of the Graduate School web site and from the UM Financial Aid Office.