As a doctoral student in Media, Technology, and Society, you'll receive four years of university funding. Nine months of funding is through a graduate assistantship; during the summer months, it is through a fellowship. Both include a stipend and tuition waiver. MA/PhD students receive four years and nine months of funding.
In the first year of doctoral study, your assistantship will engage you in activities aimed at familiarizing you with the department and the profession. In your second and third years, you will have assignments as teaching and research assistants. In the fourth year, your primary activity is completing your dissertation work. You may also apply for dissertation-year fellowships that the University and some of its research centers award to doctoral students. MA/PhD students have an additional year funded through assignments as teaching and research assistants.
For more detailed information visit the Graduate School's Financial Aid site.