Funding Information/Opportunities

  • Admissions Addendum for 2022-2023 supported students (This will not go into effect until the 2022-2023 academic year)
    • This document explains the Psychology departments position on GA funding.
      • We offer five years of GA funding (e.g. TA, RA, or other) to new HSP and ADP Ph.D. students who remain in Good Standing and who make (or whose advisor makes on their behalf) a documented credible effort to obtain external funding (e.g. grants, fellowships, outside GA position) for at least two of those years.
      • We cover tuition for a total of 84 credits for the entire five-year period students are in the program. (This is several credits higher then what courses are required in any of our program and track combinations)
      • The Department will cover student fees for a total of up to $8,000 for domestic students and $9,000 for international students. (The fee support covers the same number of tuition credits for domestic and international students. The difference is due to the additional student fees that international students are charged each semester)
      • The Department will also cover the cost of each students health insurance during the 5 years that students are in the program. (Students have the option to add a spouse and/or children the the insurance plan but the students will then need to cover those additional costs)
Graduate students have the following additional financial support from the Department:
  • $300 total – Research Support – see the application – one time use only throughout entire graduate career
  • $500 per year –  Conference Presentation Support – to present a first authored professional conference paper or presentation – limit 2 conferences per year.  More information is available here.  To apply, send an email to Kerriej1@umbc.edu and ask for a Docusign application to be initiated on your behalf
  • $750 total – Internship Expense Support – for clinical students only
    • This is meant to offset the travel cost associated with traveling to your internship interviews.