Get Help Paying for Your PhD or Masters Degree

Highly qualified PhD and masters students in the UCR Graduate School of Education are eligible for fellowships to help pay for their graduate or doctoral degree program. Earning a fellowship comes with a generous stipend, full tuition payment, and the opportunity to serve as a full-time or part-time teaching assistant (TA) or a graduate student researcher (GSR).

To retain a fellowship, students must complete a full program of study and research each academic quarter, maintain a high academic record, and demonstrate continued progress toward completing the doctoral or masters degree. For doctoral students, this means reaching PhD candidacy within 12 quarters and earning the PhD degree within the typical accepted timeframe plus one year. To demonstrate acceptable progress, a masters student must be enrolled in the graduate program for no more than three years.

Complete List of PhD Fellowships

PhD Fellowship Applicants

Every PhD student who meets the following criteria is automatically considered for a fellowship:

  • A GPA of at least 3.50 for the last two years of undergraduate study and/or a 3.50 or higher GPA in a masters degree program.
  • A combined Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score of 1200 on the old scale/308 or higher on the new scale.
  • The doctoral student's area of academic interest is well suited to an area of faculty research and the academic program.

Please see the Complete List of Fellowships for individual fellowship eligibility requirements and instructions for applying.