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Graduate Student Information

Full-time PhD students receive a fellowship that includes a tuition scholarship, a competitive stipend and single health insurance coverage. Part-time PhD students are typically self-funded.

For the 2024-2025 Academic Year:

  • Stipend = $33,660 per year for 12 month programs/$28,050 per year for 10 month programs. Stipends increase each year to accommodate cost of living.
  • Tuition Scholarship = $65,600
  • Mandatory Health Fee + Single Aetna Health Insurance Plan = $4,548

Many SMD Master’s programs offer generous tuition scholarships. Prospective Master’s students may check with their program representatives to learn more about such opportunities.

How far does my stipend go?

We know how important financial considerations are when you’re weighing your graduate school options.

Our 2024–25 stipend for Ph.D. students is $33,660 (with cost of living increase every year) — which is equivalent to earning $85,074 in NYC!

 cost of living chart

Resource: See how far your stipend goes compared to other cities with these cost-of-living calculators by CNN Money or NerdWallet.

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