Financial Support

Financial support for Master’s students is allotted based on need and merit, and on a first-come basis. Partial tuition scholarships may be offered, and/or some students are invited to serve as teaching assistants for undergraduate courses, at a stipend of $6,000 per semester. (Teaching assistants lead labs and discussion sections.)

Financial assistance does not require a separate application and is decided as completed applications are received. The Department cannot preview potential aid packages in advance of a completed application.

Occasionally, faculty hire Master’s students to serve as research assistants, paid on an hourly basis; such opportunities depend on matching students’ skills with faculty needs and are usually determined once a student has begun coursework.

The Department of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance makes available various graduate assistantships to students enrolled in a graduate degree program at Boston University. These positions allow graduate students to take advantage of partial tuition remission at BU and earn a stipend of (approximately) $4,000 per semester.

Full information about financial aid can be found at

Full information about BU tuition costs can be found at

Competitive fellowship programs at BU include:

International students may also research available funding from home governments and agencies.