Funding Sources for Ph.D. Students

TA (state money) and RA (sponsored projects paying tuition) positions in the School of Public Policy will be 20 hrs [50% time] per week (M.S. and Ph.D.).

The School has a three tier Ph.D. teaching assistant (TA)/research assistant (RA) rate system: levels 1, 2 & 3. Level 1 is meant to be a competitive Ph.D. stipend, and all TA's will be paid at Level 1. Faculty can choose to pay a Ph.D. RA more if they wish. If faculty wish to pay Level 2 or 3, criteria might include experience, being pre-ABD/post-ABD, or performance.

The monthly Ph.D. GRA stipend rates for the 2022-2023 academic year are to be set at:

For M.S. students: $1,392

Level 1: $2,284

Level 2: $2,501

Level 3: $2,718

For more information on demographics, admissions, and time-to-degree for doctoral students in our program, visit Georgia Tech's doctoral program statistics. Enter the search criteria for School of Public Policy. Additional information about graduate assistantships, fellowships, loans, and off-campus employment options is available on the Office of Graduate Studies site.