Doctor of Philosophy

Financial Assistance

The financial cost of doctoral courses varies each year. The USF Controller’s website provides the most current estimates of tuition and fees.

Assistantships

Assistantships may be available for doctoral students who wish to pursue full-time study by working within the university setting. Students who serve as graduate assistants typically teach two undergraduate courses (methods and field supervision) in elementary education each semester (Fall and Spring) along with the expectation that they conduct and disseminate research. Graduate assistants receive tuition waivers along with stipends for the academic year.

Fellowships

Graduate fellowships are financial awards offered to individuals who are applying to or who are enrolled in doctoral programs. Fellowships may be awarded by USF, federal agencies, or independent organizations. The best time to receive financial support is during the admission process. However, many other fellowships are available for doctoral study, dissertation research, and graduate student travel. The majority of all fellowships are based upon outstanding academic records and high test scores.

The following are distinguished awards:

Please note, the deadline for many fellowships is much earlier than the February deadline for applications. Students who are admitted by December 15th of the preceding year will have the greatest opportunity for scholarships and fellowships.

Other Funding Opportunities

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

USF RESOURCES

In addition, many learned societies and foundations offer research and teaching grants for doctoral students and candidates. Below is a selected list of possible funding sources.

AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (AERA)

THE CARNEGIE CORPORATION