All admitted students are automatically considered for available program-funded Graduate Assistantship positions.
The Computing Ph.D. program has limited funds and typically only funds students for their first year. Students are required to identify a major advisor by the end of their first semester. Advisors are expected to help students secure funding for the remainder of their degree program.
To maximize your chance to receive program funding you should submit your application by the priority deadline. If you submit by this deadline the process is as follows:
- Students receive admission notification from the Graduate College one and a half to two months after the application deadline.
- Admitted students who are awarded funding in the first wave are notified within two and a half to three months after the application deadline.
- Additional waves of funding offers will be sent out until all GA positions have been filled.
Please note that in the event a student must defer their admission the program cannot hold GA offers for them. Students who defer admission can request to be considered for funding again.