Financial Support

FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR GRADUATE STUDIES

All students pursuing a Ph.D. in Biology are guaranteed financial support for five years of study, contingent on satisfactory progress in the program.  Such support includes the annual stipend (set each year by the faculty – currently $27,000.00), full payment of tuition and academic fees and annual health insurance.  Support may be provided in the form of a fellowship, traineeship, teaching assistantship, graduate research assistantship, or a combination of these mechanisms, depending on student qualifications and the availability of funds.   Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 to qualify for continued financial support.  Eligibility for continued support through teaching assistantships requires satisfactory performance by the student in their teaching assignments. 

Financial support for students pursuing MS or MA in Biology degrees is not guaranteed.  MS/MA students are eligible to receive teaching assistantships and research assistantships, pending availability of funds.  Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 to qualify for financial support.  In addition, eligibility for continued support through teaching assistantships requires satisfactory performance by the student in their teaching assignments.