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Doctoral Tuition & Financial Support

We offer competitive financial assistance to students in the form of graduate teaching associateships, typically for a period of three years, although many students enjoy one to two additional years of funding. These associateships include tuition waivers and a competitive stipend, along with other benefits such as health insurance. As part of the associateship, students are typically asked to teach a course and/or are assigned to work on research projects with faculty.

In addition to graduate teaching associateships, there are also opportunities to work as a graduate research assistant, typically on grant-funded projects, and as a graduate teaching assistant. The availability of these types of assistantships varies.

If you are interested in being considered for funding from the School of Information Sciences for the PhD program, you can indicate so during the application process before the January 15 application deadline. Please see the College of Communication and Information website for more information about funding opportunities, including information about assistantships that are available in other units across campus, as well as fellowships that are available from the University of Tennessee. You can also visit the University of Tennessee’s Graduate School for more information about funding opportunities.

Doctoral Graduate Students

Doctoral Financial Support Resources

Future students can designate interest in scholarships and assistantships during the application process. Explore more information about available financial assistance opportunities:

Travel Support

Conference Travel

The School of Information Sciences, College of Communication and Information, and Graduate Student Senate provide generous financial support to assist doctoral students with conference participation.