Graduate Financial Assistance
A limited number of stipends in the form of graduate assistantships will be provided to qualified full-time graduate students conducting research in College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences laboratories.
Graduate assistants will be required to work up to 20 hours per week on campus on projects assigned by the director of the graduate program, subject to valid immigration status. A full-time student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and show satisfactory progress in his or her research project to qualify for financial assistance. Stipends will be competitively awarded every year, with previous recipients given preference. Graduate assistantships will be limited to a two-year period for each recipient. Each student is required to pay regular tuition and maintain approved health insurance during the course of study. There is no assurance of financial assistance for any admitted applicant.
The freedom to leave the program, for any reason and at any time, will be available to all students; however, untimely withdrawal from the program causes financial and emotional distress to the University community. Therefore, to protect the University’s investment, it is the policy that any student accepting the stipend as graduate assistant is expected to complete the MS program. Any such student leaving the program prior to completion and without compelling reason will be required to pay back the full amount of the stipend that has been awarded by the University.