Our office hours will change for the summer starting on Monday June 5.  We will be available as follows:

  • Mondays – we will be working remotely and can be reached via email (graduateoffice@wesleyan.edu), phone, and can meet you on Zoom.
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – one or both of us will be in the office on campus. Stop in or contact us via email (graduateoffice@wesleyan.edu).

  • Fridays – we will be closed on Fridays through Aug 4. Contact Wesleyan Public Safety if you have an emergency, 860-685-2345.

  • The University be closed for the following summer holidays:
    Juneteenth on Monday June 19
    Independence Day on Monday and Tuesday July 3-4


Financial Support

Financial Support for Students in the PhD and Two-year MA Programs

Most full-time PhD students and students in the two-year MA program are paid a stipend through assistantships or fellowships. Tuition remission for up to eight course credits per academic year is included in the graduate student’s financial package. Wesleyan University requires all students to maintain health insurance and contributes two-thirds of the insurance fee for graduate students on a Wesleyan-offered health insurance plan.  A limited number of dependency allowances are awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need. The duties of graduate students vary by department but generally involve assistance in some phase of instruction and/or research.

New graduate students who work as teaching assistants receive a stipend September 1 through May 31. Continuing graduate students on a stipend receive payments June 1 through May 31.

Graduate students are required to complete tax forms W-4 and CT W-4 and employment form I-9 in order to receive payment. The Office of Graduate Student Services will administer these forms during New Student Orientation. International Students must make an appointment to discuss tax status with Christine Rodrigue, Tax Specialist in Finance and Administration.  She can be contacted by email at crodrigue@wesleyan.edu . Stipend payments will be withheld until all tax and employment forms are complete.

Dependency allowance applications are available in the Office of Graduate Student Services. If approved, payments are distributed on the first pay period of each month.

Financial support for students in the one-year BA/MA program includes tuition remission for two semesters  of post-BA work.


Stipend Amounts 2023/2024



Monthly Stipend

9-Month Total (Sep 1 - May 31)

12-Month Total    (Jun 1 – May 31)

Science/Math, PhD/MA


$ 30,699


Music PhD

$ 2,900

$ 26,100

$ 34,800

Music MA

$ 2,217

$ 19,953

$ 26,604