No. You also do not need to apply for the MA program before pursuing the PhD program. The Department admits the vast majority of students directly to the PhD program without an MA. The MA is not a prerequisite for the PhD. Funding is only offered to PhD students.
Yes. We offer a limited number of teaching assistantships which come with a stipend, tuition waiver and waiver of most fees. Foreign students are eligible for TA appointments. Funding is only available for PhD students.
The deadline for fall PhD and MA applications is January 15th. There is no spring admissions process for the PhD or MA programs. If you are interested in the Accelerated MA, you must apply by November 1st or April 1st.