Ph.D. Program CostsDoctoral students are required to complete 95 points of academic credit during three to four years of residence at Teachers College. In the 2014-2015 academic year, tuition for all regular courses is $1,344 per point. This does not include basic medical insurance, health service fees or college fees, which combined costs approximately $4,601 per academic year.
Financial aid is available through several sources. In the last few years, the college has begun to fully fund (for three years) 3-4 of our incoming doctoral students. In addition, full funding is sometimes available via faculty research grants, though of course those monies are available only to students working directly for that specific faculty member.
For those students not receiving full funding, partial tuition remission—often in the range of 20-30% of a year’s tuition cost for non-minority students, typically higher for minority students —may be available, though the specific amounts may change on a year-to-year basis. There are three college-based sources of these funds: A General Fund, a Minority Student Scholarship Fund, and an International Student Scholarship Fund. In addition, the program draws upon several scholarship funds dedicated exclusively to doctoral students in our program, including the Jodi Lane Scholarship Fund (reserved for students focusing on children and adolescents). Finally, since 1993, the program has granted partial scholarships via the James S. Scappaticcio Fellowship for “self-identified gay clinical doctoral students”; this Fellowship also provides small grant-in-aids for research on topics “relevant to homosexuality, including psychological and/or psychosocial aspects of AIDS or HIV treatment.”
Merit-based fellowship money is also sometimes available via funds granted to specific faculty members.
While most students receive partial or full tuition packages, some students may be admitted without promise of financial aid.
Students may contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.