The most common form of funding is a Research Assistantship (RA). Funding is limited to those interested in doing research and writing a thesis. Master’s students who are interested in continuing to the PhD would have priority. Both domestic and international students are eligible for funding as an RA.
Other forms of funding from the department might include a Teaching Assistantship or fellowship. The department maintains several dedicated fellowships that are distributed based on merit; giving priority to PhD students. All funded master’s students would be on the academic-thesis track with the expectation they would do a thesis.
Funding is limited and competitive