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 Ph.D. program. All graduate students entering the Department are provided funding through Research Assistantships. Upon joining a laboratory, graduate students are supported by a number of mechanisms including national fellowships, university fellowships, and research and teaching assistantships.
All students are encouraged to obtain extramural fellowship support. The stipends 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.