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Cost and Financial Support:
Ph.D./M.D. (MSTP)

Financial Support: Stipend, Tuition, Fees 

All students in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) receive a nationally competitive research assistantship of $37,000 per year throughout the course of both their M.D. and Ph.D. studies.

The MSTP pays students’ stipend, tuition, and fees during the students’ medical school training years and during graduate training until the student selects a dissertation mentor. This allows students to choose freely between the graduate programs and their participating faculty mentors.

Once a student affiliates with their mentor’s lab, stipend, tuition, and fees are paid as a research assistantship from the mentor’s funds or from one of the institutional National Institutes of Health training grants associated with various areas of research training.

When the MSTP trainee returns to their medical training, the stipend, tuition, and fee responsibilities are returned to the MST Program. This includes the fee for membership at the Bryan Williams, M.D. Student Center, and all computer usage fees.

Health Insurance

Health insurance coverage for the student is provided at no expense for the duration of M.D. and Ph.D. studies. Additional coverages are available for purchase through the University of Texas System Blue Cross Blue Shield plan during any benefits enrollment period.

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