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Financing Your Graduate Degree

The University of Wyoming's graduate education is one of the best investments you'll ever make!  Our high education and research standards, combined with low tuition rates, will ensure that you get the best education for the best price.

University of Wyoming Psychology graduate education

Financing your degree 

Assistantships are available to all students. Full time assistantships include a tuition and fee waiver. All assistantships are awarded on the basis of maintaining adequate progress in the program.

Graduate students can expect to receive funding for four years. Funding sources include departmental assistantships, research assistantships, and assistantships at various locations in the University.

Teaching Assistantships

Graduate Students typically assist faculty with General Psychology and laboratory courses. Advanced students may be eligible to teach their own courses. Full-time teaching assistants work approximately 18 hours per week for the 16 weeks of the semester. Summer teaching assistantships are available for advanced students.

Research Assistantships

Research assistantships, funded through grants, may be awarded when available. Individual faculty, at their discretion, award the assistantships. The awards may be for one or two semesters, along with remission of tuition and fees. The research assistantships allow students to work approximately 18 hours per week on research projects with a faculty advisor.

Non-departmental Assistantships

Psychology graduate students have been successful in obtaining a number of assistantships outside the department. Our students have received assistantships at the University Wellness Center, Drug Education Resource Center, Alcohol Wellness Alternatives, Research & Education (AWARE), Wyoming Survey and Analysis Center (WYSAC), Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, Department of Criminal Justice, Department of Statistics, and Department of Women's Studies. Students have also been awarded assistantships from the University, including Multicultural Graduate Assistantships and NIH funded programs to improve science education in area schools.

Scholarships and Fellowships

There are departmental scholarships available for our majors. For more information about the scholarships and deadlines, go to our Scholarship Page.
A limited amount of financial assistance is also available to students through the Office of Student Financial Aid, Knight Hall, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071.

Tuition and Fees

The University of Wyoming was ranked 11th for "America's Best Value Colleges" by Forbes in 2012!  Tuition is low but the delivery is high.  Most graduate students are funded through Teaching and Research Assistantships.

Minimum PhD student stipend for 2020-2021: $17,145 (9 month academic year stipend).  Tuition, fees and health insurance are provided.

More information on tuition and fees.

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Department of Psychology

1000 E. University Ave

Dept. 3415

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-6303

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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