Master’s Degree Funding

Financial support for master’s students varies depending upon one’s academic department and specific enrollment status. 

In general, the Graduate School does not provide central funding for master’s candidates. However, students may be eligible for Assistantships in Instruction or Research. External funding options may also be available. Tailored guidance can be provided by one’s department and academic adviser. Students are also encouraged to explore the resources on this site, which are aligned to a wide range of interests. Visit our Financial Support Model page for information about tuition & costs.

Funded Master’s Degree Programs

Certain master’s programs do provide partial or full funding, including the following:

  • COS: Full financial support is offered through Assistantships in Instruction.
  • Architecture: Tuition packages vary by program. Students are eligible for AI stipend support.
  • The School of Public and International Affairs: All MPA and MPP students receive support covering 100% of tuition and required fees. Need-based stipends for living expenses are also provided.


Master’s students with no support are considered “self-pay” and are responsible for tuition charges.