After the completion of an approved Master’s program, PhD students are granted tuition waivers and receive nationally competitive stipends. This level of support is guaranteed for three years. Financial support of each PhD student is the responsibility of his/her research advisor(s). Students are expected to devote 100% of their effort to the program and may not accept additional work assignments beyond the scope of the general degree requirements and PhD research projects, unless specifically authorized to do so by their mentoring teams.