Cost and Financial Support

Tuition and Fees

The School of Health Professions pays tuition and fees for each student during the first year of study in the program. In subsequent years, tuition and fees are paid from research grants awarded to the student’s dissertation mentor or from a source identified by the School of Health Professions Office of the Dean.

Financial Support

All students enrolled in the Ph.D. in Applied Clinical Research program receive a nationally competitive research assistantship/stipend of $35,000 per year throughout the course of their Ph.D. studies. The School of Health Professions provides this support during the first year of the program. This allows students to choose freely a mentor from among participating program faculty. In subsequent years, students receive a research assistantship/stipend paid from research grants awarded to their dissertation mentors or from a source identified by the School of Health Professions Office of the Dean. Students also are encouraged to apply for external fellowship opportunities.

Health Insurance

Students are responsible for purchasing their health insurance using their stipend if they are not covered from an outside source. Students are required to provide proof of coverage if covered by a parent or spouse’s policy. The University of Texas System offers affordable Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance and family health insurance coverage is available if students wish to purchase at their expense 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

Housing

UT Southwestern has built a 282-apartment housing complex on campus. Campus Housing can provide more details about this and other housing options.