Financial Support

Because your goal is to be a research scientist, we provide the financial support that sets you on the path to the career of your choice.

Tuition and Stipend

We provide you with the financial freedom to focus on your research. As a PhD candidate, you will receive:

  • a full-tuition scholarship
  • a $27,000 stipend 
  • medical/dental insurance

Our PhD students often also successfully apply for awards, fellowships and other supplemental funding from organizations such as the American Medical Association, National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association.


University fees are the responsibility of the student.