Students typically receive financial support throughout their graduate education in some form. A special application for financial assistance is not required. In-state and out-of-state tuition waivers typically accompany financial assistance awards, as well as stipends from assistantships or fellowships.


The following types of assistantships are offered by the department:

Research Assistantships

  • Involve laboratory work, running subjects, analyzing data, etc.
  • Typically require 10-20 hours of work/week
  • Funding provided by individual faculty grants

Departmental Assistantships

  • Available to first year students
  • Activities include supporting faculty and teaching assistants with grading, proctoring exams, etc.

Teaching Assistantships

  • Available to students starting their second year
  • Involves classroom instruction
  • Students teach either laboratory courses or lecture courses

Community Agency Placements

  • Available to Clinical students starting their second year
  • Supervision at practicum site by psychologists approve by faculty
  • Placements are varied; racial and ethnic minorities and socioeconomic statuses are represented


Department nominated (students do not need to apply for these)

  • Fellows Society Adelaide Wilson Fellowship
  • Legacy Fellowship
  • Leslie N. Wilson-Delores Auzenne Assistantship for Minorities
  • Information about these fellowships can be found here

Underrepresented groups