University of Minnesota
Department of Psychology

Department of Psychology's home page.

Financial Support

The Department of Psychology guarantees five years of fully funded financial support for all students who are admitted to the program, contingent on satisfactory performance and degree progress.

Each year the nature of the financial support would be some combination of the following options, depending on the student's goals and the sources available. Financial support includes tuition, most fees, and health insurance.

Teaching Assistantships

We make every effort to match teaching assistant assignments with your interests, experience, and career goals. Teaching assistant duties may involve assisting students with course material during office hours, assisting with classroom logistics and equipment setup, copying course materials, and assisting with exams and grading. In some cases, web-site maintenance and email communication with students may be part of the duties as well. Teaching assistants who are selected to be section leaders lead their own classes within the "team" structure of a number of our larger undergraduate classes. Continued appointment to teaching assistant positions depends on satisfactory performance of the assigned duties and satisfactory degree progress. For the 2015-2016 academic year (September to May), teaching assistant stipends range from $7683.00 for a 25 percent appointment to $15,366.00 for a 50 percent appointment. An assistantship entitles you to resident tuition rates, a tuition waiver equal to twice the percentage of your appointment, and subsidized health insurance.

Research Assistantships

Research assistants are chosen directly by the faculty member who is the principal investigator of a particular research project being conducted in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. Research assistantship duties vary, but all offer you a chance to become actively involved in research. The stipend, and health and tuition benefits for a research assistantship are the same as those for teaching assistants.


University Graduate Fellowships

University Fellowships intended for recruiting outstanding new students to the University's graduate programs will be available. These fellowships provide a stipend, tuition, and subsidized health insurance. In the academic year 2015-2016 the fellowship stipend is $25,000.

Diversity of Views and Experiences Fellowships

The Diversity of Views and Experiences (DOVE) Fellowship seeks to assist graduate programs to promote diversity of views, experiences, and ideas in the pursuit of research, scholarship and creative excellence. This diversity is promoted through the recruitment and support of academically excellent students (US citizens and US permanent residents only) with diverse ethnic, racial, economic and educational backgrounds and experiences. The award includes a stipend of $22,500 for academic year 2014-2015, plus tuition and subsidized health insurance. Prospective students are nominated by their chosen major department to compete in a University-wide competition. For more information regarding this fellowship, click here.

Departmental Fellowships

The Department of Psychology also awards some departmental fellowships from funds allocated by the Graduate School. The departmental fellowships are usually combined with a teaching or research assistantship and include tuition and health insurance benefits.

Coordinator of Graduate Admissions and Services

Lindsey Jendraszak, MS
S246 Elliott Hall


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