Last updated January 30, 2021
As part of my series on How to Fully Fund Your PhD, I provide a list of universities that offer full funding for a PhD in School Psychology. A PhD in School Psychology can prepare you for a career in psychology working at private and public schools, community agencies, hospitals and clinics, and universities.
“Full funding” is a financial aid package for full-time students that includes full tuition remission and an annual stipend or salary for the three to six-year duration of the student’s doctoral studies. Funding is typically offered in exchange for graduate teaching and research work that is complementary to your studies. Not all universities provide full funding to their doctoral students, which is why I recommend researching the financial aid offerings of all the potential PhD programs in your academic field, including small and lesser-known schools both in the U.S. and abroad.
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University of Florida, College of Education (Gainesville, FL): PhD students are supported through fellowships and teaching assistantships including tuition payment and stipends.
Howard University, School of Education (Washington, DC): Fellowships and assistantships are available for graduate students, full fellowship for an academic year is remission of tuition and a $20,000 stipend.
Louisiana State University, Department of Psychology (Baton Rouge, LA): Graduate students are supported through departmental assistantships and outside funding providing a stipend (approximately $15,050/year) along with a full tuition waiver.
Michigan State University, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology & Special Education (East Lansing, MI): The graduate school offers fellowship packages worth approximately $100,000 in tuition, stipend, assistantships, and insurance over four years.
University of Minnesota, College of Education and Human Development (Minneapolis, MN): 100% of students are fully funded through fellowships and student assistantships which include tuition payment, stipends and health insurance.
University of Northern Colorado, Department of School Psychology (Greeley, CO): Teaching and research assistantships, as well as fellowships, are available offering tuition waivers and stipends.
Pennsylvania State University, College of Education (Center County, PA): Fellowships and assistantships are available for PhD students to provide a stipend and remission of tuition and fees.
Tulane University, Department of Psychology (New Orleans, LA): Full-time teaching assistantships are available to the majority of entering students for the first five years of study. A full teaching assistantship involves teaching duties of 12-15 hours per week. Such a position includes full tuition remission and a modest stipend. Stipends for 2015-2016 were $19,00 for 9 months.
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