Financial Support

Scales of the Universe

Scales of the Universe

The following financial supports are available to degree candidates in the MAT program*:

 - Full scholarship to cover tuition.

 - $30,000 stipend over the duration of the 15-month program; part of the stipend may be used to purchase health insurance.


*Degree candidates are required to teach in high-needs schools in New York State for four years after completing the program. Failure to satisfy the academic requirements of the program or to complete the service requirement will result in forfeiture of a portion of the MAT scholarship or stipend award which will revert to a loan with repayment pro-rated accordingly to reflect partial service completed.


With deepest appreciation, the Museum acknowledges Kathryn W. Davis for her generous founding support of the Master of Arts in Science Teaching (MAT) Program. Leadership support for the MAT program is provided by The Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund.

The MAT program is supported in part by the New York State Education Department and by the National Science Foundation under Grant numbers DRL-1119444 and DUE-1340006, and the U.S. Department of Education under Grant Number U336S140026.

Additional support has been provided by the Booth Ferris Foundation.