Cost and Financial Support: Ph.D. Degrees in Basic Sciences

Tuition and Fees

The Division of Basic Science pays tuition and fees during the first year of graduate school. In subsequent years, tuition and fees are paid from research grants awarded to their dissertation mentors or from one of the Institutional NIH training grants associated with various areas of research training. 

This includes membership at the Bryan Williams, M.D. Student Center, computer usage fees, and a comprehensive health insurance package for the student. Family health insurance coverage is available if a student wishes to purchase at his/her own expense during any benefits enrollment period.

Financial Support 

All students studying for a Ph.D. in Basic Sciences receive a nationally competitive research assistantship of $28,000 per year throughout the course of their Ph.D. studies.

The Division of Basic Science provides this support during the first year of graduate school. This allows students to choose freely among the graduate programs and their participating faculty mentors. In subsequent years, students receive a research assistantship paid from research grants awarded to their dissertation mentors or from one of the Institutional NIH training grants associated with various areas of research training. Students are also encouraged to apply for external fellowship opportunities.

Loans and Grants

Information about loans and other financial aid is available from:

Student Financial Aid Office
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9064
Phone: 214-648-3611
Fax: 214-648-3289