The most common form of financial support for entering doctoral candidate is a graduate assistantship. These awards presently carry a stipend of approximately $25,000 for the nine-month academic year and require that the recipient work 20 hours per week in support of the instructional and research activities of a faculty member. Students holding one of these graduate assistantships receive a full tuition waiver and summer research grants of $6,000 per year in each of their first two years.
Candidates who have completed most of their course work frequently hold either a half or full-time instructorship. Half-time instructors normally teach six hours (two classes) of undergraduate course work. The salary is dependent upon the individual’s credentials but exceeds the graduate assistantship stipend.
This flexible PhD program allows for students to take classes, pending advisor approval, in a variety of related academic departments including Accounting and Information Systems, Computer Science, Finance, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Management, Mathematics, and Statistics.