Ph.D. in Architecture


Taubman College provides full funding to all students admitted to our doctoral programs. We provide four years of funding, which includes a full tuition waiver, health insurance, and a generous stipend package that combines both fellowship funding and a graduate assistantship, as long as you’re making satisfactory progress toward your degree. Funding also includes a stipend for your spring/summer terms. We do not require an additional application for financial aid.

We encourage students to apply for additional external sources of support when available. We also nominate students for University fellowships when they are eligible.

Students who bring external funding with them at the time of admission should specify this funding to the Doctoral Studies Office so that program staff may consult with faculty and construct a coordinated funding package.

For other financial aid, such as loans and grants, contact the University of Michigan Office of Financial Aid (734-763-6600). In addition, the Rackham Fellowships Office (734-764-8119) has information on fellowships and scholarships from outside agencies.

/ Estimated Cost of Attendance

  Michigan residents Non-Residents International
Fall + Winter Tuition $36,450 $53,272 $53,272
Mandatory Fees (2 Full Terms) $332 $332 $332
Books & Supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,200
Living (varies by student) $22,200 $22,200 $22,200
Health Insurance     $2,520
International Student Fee     $1,000
Total Per Year $59,982 $76,804 $80,312

Note: Please check the University of Michigan Registrar's Office website for current tuition figures. The Registrar's Office is the authoritative source of tuition information for the University.

Tuition and Due Date Information

Student Financial Services manages student account billing and tuition collection at the University of Michigan. Visit their website to learn more about paying tuition and due dates.

/ Rackham Graduate School

Rackham distributes more than $50 million in funding to graduate students each year. About three-fourths of that is allocated to graduate programs to support students’ funding packages. The other roughly 25 percent is distributed through Rackham-administered fellowship and grant competitions. Students can apply directly for some of these awards, while others require a nomination from your graduate program. Visit the Rackham funding page for information and application deadlines.