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PhD funding versus Masters

  1. Jul 12, 2015 #1
    Well to start, I am graduating next spring and I plan on attending graduate school immediately after for some concentration in atmospheric physics.

    I am slightly unknowing of how the whole 'money' situation works in graduate school. For example you get accepted into a grad program as a PhD student and they pay for your tuition and then give you X amount for like a teaching assistant thing right (best case scenario).

    Will they accept you and not offer pay for like a teaching spot? I also know they might not even fund your tuition.

    The big question is do you get these benefits as a Masters student?
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  3. Jul 12, 2015 #2
    PhD students tend to get more fellowships and assistantships than masters students.
  4. Jul 13, 2015 #3
    Canada seems to be more lenient about masters funding but, then again, Canada has cut funding to atmosphere science. If you're interested in climate science (as a subfield of atmosphere science) then stay away from Canada!

    European masters offer no funding whatsoever and there is not much possibility to bolster a research record.

    But US programs most likely to fund masters often have no PhD programs to begin with.
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