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Financial aid for PhD students

Competitive research assistantships available

Qualified PhD Students are offered fully funded research assistantships that may be affiliated with one or more of the ten research centers and initiatives that are housed in the School of Public Affairs.  As a research assistant you will work closely with our award-winning faculty on cutting-edge research projects and begin building your resume as a scholar. 

Our goal is to empower independent scholars who are grounded in the classic and current literatures of public administration and public policy -- scholars who are able to think critically about innovations in the field, are skilled in research methods, and ready to make a positive and important contribution to the field. 

Our comprehensive program offers strengths in public management, city management and urban innovation, environmental policy, science and technology policy, participatory governance, and information technology and e-government.

Other forms of aid

For information on the various types of financial aid offered for graduate students at Arizona State University, please visit the ASU Graduate College Funding Options page.