Ph.D. students receive tuition waivers and stipends for living expenses during the first five years of study, generally in exchange for service to the department.
M.A. students do not normally receive departmental funding. They are encouraged to contact Assistant Dean Carole Hughes (firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-552-3480) for available positions at Graduate Student Life, and to check out the opportunities in the right column of the table below. The links that should be especially useful for finding positions on campus are the current listing of graduate assistantships and other job opportunities maintained by the Office of Graduate Student Life and the Boston College Human Resources job opportunity page.
Both M.A. and Ph.D. students can, of course, apply for external sources of funding. Links to Ph.D. sources of funding and links to external sources of funding are listed below.
|Ph.D. Funding Sources||External Funding Sources
For M.A. and Ph.D. students
Teaching Assistant/Teaching Fellow - 5 years
Dissertation Fellowship - 1 year
Alper Award - 1 year
Summer Research Fellowships - 1 summer
Lowry Fellowship - 1 year
Graduate Research Expense Grants (GREG) - 1 year
Research Assistant Awards (RAA) - 1 summer
The BC University Fellowships Committee maintains a site which helps students apply for prestigious external scholarship opportunities. Along with other services, the site provides a list of fellowships, their deadlines, and how to apply:
The Office of Sponsored Programs maintains a number of web pages to help students find funding:
The Office of Graduate Student Life maintains a page for student financial support, which also links to a non-BC page for student resources:
The Office of Student Services maintains three pages which provide financial information: