The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is committed to ensuring that doctoral students are funded for five years as they progress through the program. This funding is typically in the form of a part-time assistantship that provides a stipend in return for services as a teaching assistant or research assistant. The amount of the stipend is determined by the contract between the university and the Temple University Graduate Student Association. The nine-month academic year stipend for 2021–2022 was $20,840. This stipend comes with full tuition remission as well as health benefits for the student.
The College of Liberal Arts provides additional funding for research over the summer at the end of the first year of the doctoral program. After the first year, summer support is not guaranteed but often comes through support from faculty grants or summer session teaching. In addition to the stipend support, there is funding available from CLA for advanced students to attend workshops related to their graduate training (e.g., coding workshops, neuroimaging workshops/boot camps, statistical workshops).