Doctoral students are typically provided a fellowship or assistantship award, which includes an annual stipend, a full tuition scholarship, and single coverage health insurance while they are enrolled and making satisfactory progress toward the Ph.D. degree. The 10-month stipend is $25,132 for the 2020-2021 academic year (September 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021).
Doctoral students are expected to assist with teaching duties and consulting projects in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology. Advanced students may be supported as research assistants. A traineeship in environmental health biostatistics funded by the National Institutes of Health is also available for U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
The Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology recognizes the role of participation in scientific meetings and conferences in the professional development of our doctoral students and strongly encourages such participation. Each Ph.D. student may apply for a maximum of $1,500 in support of travel expenses from central departmental funds over the course of his/her doctoral studies. Funds obtained from other sources, including awards provided directly by conference organizers, will be considered supplemental. Students are also encouraged to apply for travel awards in the School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Most students pursuing Master’s degrees are self funded. Contact the Bursar's Office for current tuition rates and fees.
Federal loans to help cover the costs of graduate study are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who qualify. In addition, many alternative loans are available to graduate students though private lenders. Full information and application materials are available from the Financial Aid Office.
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