Financial Support

Financial Support

Financial Support


As a full-time graduate study program, the Ph.D. in Education offers a variety of financial aid and graduate fellowship opportunities. Graduate fellowships offered and awarded vary from year to year and are dependent on need and qualifications. However, they generally fall within one of the three categories below. 

Research Fellowship: As a Ph.D. Research Fellow, students typically work within the Center for Access, Success, & Equity (CASE) and are assigned to projects under the direction of faculty and the Executive Director of CASE. Project assignments can vary in length and scope and are dependent on grants, programs, and project or faculty needs.  Research Fellows are typically completing a variety of research focused work under the direction of faculty that includes literature searches and reviews, IRB completion and support, program development and support, data collection, entry, and analysis, amongst other activities. 

School Partner Fellowship: As a School Partner/Professor-in-Residence Fellow, students work as a ¾ time instructor for the teacher preparation program. The focus of the position is to serve as the liaison between the College of Education and one of our Professional Development Schools (PDSs) and teach in one of the academic departments in the area of educator preparation. Responsibilities include teaching six (6) credit hours of coursework and/or clinical practice supervision along with three (3) credit hours as Professor-in-Residence at one Rowan Professional Development School (PDS). 

Teaching Fellowship: As a Teaching Fellow, students teach courses in the fall and spring semesters. It may require evening and/or Saturday classes, in addition to daytime availability and the possibility of online teaching. Teaching Fellows are assigned a maximum of 12 credits per academic year (fall and spring semesters).  Teaching Fellows would have the opportunity to teach additional courses in the summer terms if desired beyond the 12 credits for fall and spring semesters. 

Students who are awarded a fellowship can expect to renew for 3 to 4 years as long as they continue to make satisfactory academic progress in the Ph.D. program and meet the expectations of the fellowship each year.

The Ph.D. in Education program also provides travel support, professional development, and mentoring for those selected to be a part of the Holmes Scholars Program.  The Holmes Scholar Network supports doctoral students from historically underrepresented backgrounds pursuing careers in education at American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) member institutions. 

​ For general graduate student aid information, see Financial Aid.