About the Program More than 40 faculty members with varied research interests contribute to the activities of the program. The program is “home” to first year students; at the end of the first year, students choose a Ph.D. program (usually Biochemistry) and permanent advisor. Advisors and Ph.D. Programs In the first year of study, students complete 3 or 4 research rotations before choosing a permanent advisor. Students matriculate into the Ph.D. program in Biochemistry or may choose another program at the end of the first year of study. Financial Aid All students admitted receive: Full tuition scholarship Paid health insurance Annual stipend ($27,862 per year for 12 month programs/$23,218 per year for 10 month programs in academic year 2016-17) Important Dates Completed applications must be received by January 1st for consideration for Fall semester admission (new students are only admitted for Fall semester).