Students who are admitted into the Ph.D. program in Planning, Policy, and Design are typically offered a five-year commitment of funding support, composed of a combination of teaching assistantships, research assistantships, and fellowships to provide graduate student tuition, most fees*, and a stipend.
View tuition and fees charts at the UCI Registrar’s website.
Ph.D. in PPD Funding Quick Facts
- Teaching assistantships are the most common form of support.
- UCI’s Graduate Division and the School of Social Ecology offer a variety of fellowships for doctoral students at various stages of the program.
- The school and department may provide supplemental funding for students who have been awarded external fellowships that do not include tuition coverage.
- Students have opportunities to work as research assistants for faculty with research grants.
|66%||Teaching Assistant or Teaching Associate|
|14%||Fellowships (includes department, school, university and external sources)|
|10%||Other (Includes Leave of Absence, Filing Fee, and Self Funding)|
A Few More Financial Details . . .
The School of Social Ecology covers nonresident tuition for the first year in the program. US citizens or Legal Permanent Residents who are not California residents when they enter the program must establish residency prior to the second year. Residency guidelines and procedures are available on the UCI Registrar’s website.
In recent years UCI’s Graduate Division has covered nonresident tuition in the second, third, and fourth years for international graduate students who are not eligible for California residency status.
After students advance to candidacy (usually in the third or fourth year) they are not assessed nonresident tuition for nine quarters.
The School of Social Ecology covers local fees in the first year (approximately $260). Students are responsible for local fee payments beginning in their second year.
The department typically provides modest summer funding for its eligible students. Additional funding may be available for specific summer research activities. Students will discuss the options and procedures with the faculty advisor and graduate coordinator.
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