Financial Assistance

Departmental Research Assistantships

Departmental research assistantships are competitive and are allocated based on applicant qualifications and research interests. Recipients are expected to work approximately 10 to 20 hours a week on research projects with their assigned faculty adviser or as teaching assistants.

When offered, Ph.D. students typically receive funding for three years and M.S. students receive funding for 18 to 24 months. Students awarded assistantships also receive a waiver of in-state and out-of-state tuition as well as health insurance benefits. Total annual value (salary, fee waiver and insurance) of an assistantship is approximately $20,000 for a M.S. student and $24,000 for a Ph.D.

Requests for financial assistance should be made at the time students apply for admittance into the program.

Peace Corps Fellowships

The University of Missouri (MU) offers Peace Corps Fellowships for returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCVs) who are admitted into the graduate program. This program provides RPCVs an opportunity to utilize and build upon their overseas experiences. Service learning is an integral component of each Peace Corps Fellows' graduate degree at MU. Engagement with local communities will be active, developed in partnership with those affected and mutually beneficial to all involved.

For more information, visit MU's Peace Corp FAQ page and the Peace Corps Web site.

Other Scholarships and Fellowships

MU Graduate Studies has a number of Mizzou fellowships available and maintains a database of external fellowships. Prospective graduate students should contact MU Graduate Studies for details about those fellowships.

Cost of Graduate School

The MU Office of Financial Aid keeps current information on graduate costs.

For More Information

Visit Financial and Funding Resources for more financial assistance opportunities.

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