Financial Support

All applicants admitted to our graduate program will be considered for financial support.

  • Teaching assistantships (TAs) and fellowships are available to our students.
  • A tuition award is made to those holding graduate assistantships.
  • The cost of student health insurance is covered.
  • Opportunities are usually available for summer employment.

All awards are made on a competitive basis. Even after all awards, some fees will need to be paid by the student.

A teaching assistant helping a student with a math problem.Teaching Assistantships

For the year 2016/2017 TA stipends start at $22,800 per 12 months. They are available to U.S. citizens as well as to international students.

As a teaching assistant you will be assigned up to 15 hours of service per week that is intended to enhance your professional development as well as contribute to the operations of UAB.

Length of Support

M.S. students making satisfactory progress can expect support for the equivalent of four semesters and a summer term.

Ph.D. students will be supported for up to four years after the qualifying exam, which gives sufficient time to satisfy the requirements for a Ph.D. degree.

  • Students beginning in Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra must have taken both parts of the qualifying exam at least once by May of the second year in order to be considered for support thereafter.
  • Students beginning in Linear Algebra and Real Analysis must have taken both parts of the qualifying exam at least once by May of the first year in order to be considered for support thereafter.

UAB Graduate Fellow in the Arts and Sciences Award

Students applying for the Ph.D. program by January 15 each year will also be considered for the UAB Graduate Fellow in the Arts and Sciences award. This prestigious fellowship offers an annual stipend of $32,000 per year, plus tuition and fees. It is awarded to applicants to Ph.D. programs in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences who show exceptional promise in research and scholarship. Awardees will be notified by March 1 of each year. Fellowships typically are granted for two years, contingent on satisfactory progress and department recommendation.

Other Funding Resources

Learn more about paying for graduate school on the Paying for Graduate School website.