Both teaching and research assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Qualified applicants to the doctoral program receive financial assistance for five years when beginning the program with a bachelor's degree, four years when beginning with a master's degree. Qualified applied demography MA applicants may receive financial assistance for up to two years, however, funding is more limited for this terminal degree program. Assistantships include an annual (two semester) stipend and a tuition scholarship. Although not guaranteed, students with academic year assistantships are also eligible for additional funding during the summer as teaching or research assistants. In order to ensure consideration for financial assistance, all application materials should be submitted by January 15. Applications for admission will be accepted throughout the year, but we typically require that students begin the program in the fall semester.