Financial support for students in good standing in the department include tuition and a monthly stipend for the academic year (9 months). An additional 2 months of summer support is available for those who are enrolled during the summer semester. Students who teach in the Rice University summer program sponsored by the School of Continuing Studies will receive additional support.
The department considers teaching experience an essential part of training for a graduate degree. As part of the degree program, all students must perform various duties of approximately eight hours per week (on the average) during the academic year.