And therein lies my concern with doing a PhD from the UCs. In order to make a PhD an at all viable option, I would need funding (e.g. tuition + stipend). I've tended to shy away from the UCs because of the budget cuts in recent years. The UCs, unlike U of M, simply don't have the endowment to support themselves without signifiant state funding.(Original post by devil09)
The UC system is getting hit really, really hard by budget cuts, though, and I consider myself very fortunate that I received funding...many don't.
Of course, if I wanted to do Philosophy for my PhD, I would quite obviously refuse to leave NYU.
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- 15-12-2011 01:33
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- 15-12-2011 02:11
I'm a double major in philosophy and politics, minors in psychology and sociology. Sadly, NYU won't let students triple major, otherwise I would have dropped my sociology minor and picked up a psychology triple major instead.
I'm not familiar enough the UC system to know, but, for PhD programs, do they stipend their PhD students? For example, NYU psychology department pays for your tuition, gives you healthcare and benefits and pays you or rather stipends you $22,000 per year for five years for your living expenses.
Yes, they do stipend their PhD students, but it really depends which UC school you apply to. I know UCSD offers a stipend to most PhD applicants, but it's worth asking about. All students are enrolled in healthcare, it's mandatory, and that amount is taken from the stipend, but what is left over covers everything else.
Yes, budget cuts are a problem, but thankfully they haven't affected funding in areas like scholarships, stipends, etc.