Finances

The Annenberg School of Communication provides funding to all doctoral students for up to five years, contingent on satisfactory academic progress.

Funding packages include up to 12 units of tuition per semester, payment of all required health care fees (access to University health services as well as medical and dental insurance premiums), a monthly stipend totaling $32,000 annually, support for conference travel, and, upon reaching candidacy, support for dissertation research.

Doctoral students at Annenberg are funded in one of two ways:

Fellowships
Students who are awarded fellowships are not given work assignments but are expected to become involved in the work of the School.

During the first year of doctoral studies, students are supported by the Graduate School as Annenberg Graduate Fellows. Advanced doctoral students also have the opportunity to apply for fellowships through the Graduate School.

Graduate Assistantships
Starting in their second year, students are funded as Graduate Assistants (GAs). Students who serve as GAs will work as Teaching and/or Research Assistants.