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Assistantships and Fellowships

Graduate assistantships and full tuition scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to Ph.D. students admitted into the BMS program. Graduate assistantship stipends range from $20,000 to $24,000 per year, and include comprehensive health insurance. Most students are supported on faculty research grants by the end of their first year of study.

Outstanding candidates may apply for a fellowship in biodefense and emerging infectious disease, which includes a competitive stipend, tuition, health insurance, and travel to scientific meetings. These fellowships are awarded to students who wish to receive a broad training in biodefense, emerging infectious disease, and epidemiology.

Doctoral students may also apply for a Diversity Teaching and Research Fellowship award, which is designed to foster a culturally, socially, and educationally diverse graduate student body. Individuals from cultural, racial, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds currently underrepresented in graduate education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Special fellowships and assistantships are available for minority students.

Costs of study (for students not receiving a tuition scholarship)

Tuition for New York State residents is $3450 per semester for students taking 12 or more credits and $288 per credit for those taking 1 to 11 credits. For out-of-state and international students, tuition per semester is $5460 for students taking 12 or more credits and $455 per credit for those taking 1 to 11 credits. University fees are approximately $600 per semester.

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