All students who enroll in the PhD degree program in music education receive a full tuition waiver for up to five years, a monthly living stipend, and a large subsidy for Northwestern student health insurance. The living stipend is paid as a fellowship during the first year of study for twelve months, meaning you will owe us no work responsibilities. After the first year the stipend is paid as a graduate assistantship. PhD students on a graduate assistantship have the opportunity to teach coursework in their field or assist with faculty research during each quarter you are with us. A fellowship is possible in the final year of your time with us. For comprehensive information regarding these financial aid programs funded through The Graduate School, visit The Graduate School’s financial aid web site. You may also call the Office of Music Admission and Financial Aid at (847) 491-3141 to speak with an admission counselor.
For the 2016-2017 academic year, the compensation package included:
- $30,792 in fellowship/assistantship
- Full coverage health insurance
- Other benefits provided to all graduate students through The Graduate School