The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology provides financial support in the form of tuition waivers and stipends to graduate students that are enrolled full time in the M.S. or Ph.D. programs. Primary sources of support include university fellowships, and research and teaching assistantships. Students are also encouraged to obtain extramural fellowship support. All applicants are considered for one of the financial support possibilities below:
Departmental Research Assistantships is the primary mechanism by which graduate students that have joined a laboratory are supported.
Departmental Teaching Assistantships is the primary mechanism by which first year graduate students doing rotations in laboratories are supported.
Students in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology graduate program are provided with extremely competitive annual stipends that are in line or exceed the guidelines set forth by the National Institutes of Health and other federal funding agencies. The Southeast region enjoys a low cost of living, making these stipends of greater economic value than those offered elsewhere.