Stipends & Assistantships

BISI offers doctoral students continuing support in the form of fellowships, teaching assistantships, and/or research assistantships. First-year doctoral students without a Master's degree are Step I. Assuming satisfactory progress after the first year, the 12-month stipend may vary depending on the source of support; but will not be less than $29,791.99 (Step II). Doctoral candidates (successful completion of qualifying exam) become Step III ($30,361.14), so you can expect your stipend to increase after that milestone toward your degree.

GRADUATE ASSISTANT (PhD) STIPENDS BEGINNING FALL 2019

Step I - $28,724.27

Step II - $29,791.99

Step III - $30,361.14

In addition to earning a stipend, full-time assistantship includes tuition remission (up to 10 credits per semester) and participation in the University of Maryland’s employee’s health benefits program.