Financial Support

Admitted applicants to the Ph.D. program will receive generous multi-year financial support packages.  Please complete the Fellowship application and Teaching Assistant application in order to be considered for funding. See the Graduate Admissions page for details. U.S. Citizens and permanent residents, make sure to complete the FAFSA as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is funding available for International students?  Yes. Funding is available for international students, but it is limited. 
  • Is funding available for undocumented or DACAmented students? Some scholarships and loans may be available to undocumented students thanks to the California Dream Act. In order to work as a Teaching Assistant or Graduate Student Researcher, students must be authorized to work (by DACA or other means). To learn more, please visit the Undocumented Student Center website.

Congratulations to our recent fellowship recipients!

Sarah Neace

Dean's Distinguished Graduate Fellowship 2017-2019

Aron Tillema

Provost's First-Year Fellowship 2017-2018
Aaron French Study of Relion Graduate Program Fellowship 2015-2016
Westin Harris Study of Religion Graduate Program Fellowship 2015-2016
Tracy Sachs Provost's First-Year Fellowship 2015-2016
Chris Miller Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Summer 2015
Jayne Bittner Study of Religion Graduate Program Fellowship 2014-2015
Chris Miller Provost's First-Year Fellowship 2014-2015
Cai Thorman Study of Religion Graduate Program Fellowship Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Spring 2015