Financing Your PhD
The Carroll School provides financial support for doctoral students in the form of a stipend and tuition remission. In return for this support, the student serves as a research assistant for the first two years of the program, and as a teaching assistant in the following years.
The current level of financial support for doctoral students at Boston College is between $23,000 and $28,000 per year in addition to tuition remission. A student in good standing may receive this support for a maximum of four years.
In return for this support, the student serves as a research assistant for 15 hours a week during the first two years of the PhD program, then teaches one course per semester or acts as a research assistant in the third and fourth years.
This generous level of support is based on the fact that students are expected to devote their full energies to the PhD program during the entire calendar year.