Financial Support

Most students receive financial aid, in the form of Graduate Research Assistantships (teaching is not required), which are awarded by the Admissions Committee on a competitive basis. For 2018-2019, these assistantships include a stipend of $26,716 and full tuition (maximum of 22 credits per year). Health insurance plans including vision and dental are available at an additional cost.

Currently, Graduate Research Assistantships are funded by the IBS program of the School of Medicine for the first two years. Support in the third and subsequent years is usually provided by the student's research advisor, and in some instances by Rumble Fellowships awarded by the Graduate School.