PhD

PhD Highlights

Stipend
Tuition
Research Account
Student Health Insurance

Stipend

The PhD Program provides financial support to students for the first four years through a tuition benefit, research funds, health insurance and an annual $24,000 stipend for working as either a Graduate Research Assistant or Teaching Assistant to current faculty.

Tuition

The Graduate School and the PhD Program provide a tuition benefit, which covers your mandatory tuition and fees.

Research Account

Students have the opportunity to attend and present papers at professional conferences. The PhD Program provides a research account to help cover expenses for travel associated with conferences.

Student Health Insurance

The PhD Program pays the health insurance premium for the student. Dependents can be added to the policy at the student’s expense.

PHD News

Jess Taverna, director of undergraduate programs at the Eccles School, was one of more than 650 people who attended the lecture by Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen. Jess’s graduate work was in political philosophy. Here is her take on Dr. Sen’s lecture.

Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen delivered a lecture on “Ethics and Economics of Global Justice” to a full house at the Libby Gardner Hall on April 22, 2016. He emphasized the importance of rectifying injustices rather than pursuing perfect justice.

After introductions by Dr. Ruth Watkins, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dr. Deen Chatterjee, Senior Advisor and Professorial Fellow in the S.J. Quinney College of Law, Dr....

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The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute and Hinckley Institute of Politics will produce a series of 2016 election products that will help Utah voters make informed decisions. Called “Informed Decisions 2016,” the collaboration will identify the most important issues on voters’ minds, analyze these issues, and host candidate conversations to engage and inform the public. The University of Utah institutes will deliver a series of “Election Briefs” and “Candidate Conversations” to be shared this fall.

“This year will be a banner election year in Utah with key races for governor, U.S. Senate, four congressional districts, and nearly 90 percent of the Utah Legislature,” said Jason Perry, director of the...

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