Financial Aid for M.S. Students
There are three possible avenues of financial support for the Masters students:
- Teaching assistantship
The teaching assistant administrative coordinator for the Department of Physiology will identify applicants who are qualified, based on experience and prior course work, to serve as teaching assistants in undergraduate courses. In addition to a commitment to teaching for at least one year, this option will also require research experience, which can be gained either as a research assistant in the second year or by enrolling for academic credit in an independent study or research rotation at any time.
- Research assistantship
This option is available to students that have identified a faculty sponsor who can guarantee two years of financial support for the student (at 50% time) at the time of the student's application to the program. Applicants interested in this option should contact faculty members of interest directly or make their research interests known on their application form. The faculty sponsor must indicate that support will be provided if the student is accepted. Teaching will not be required.
- Self support
Students must state in this circumstance that they can reasonably expect to have an independent means of support for 2 years, such as a 2 year fellowship, personal income from a job, or other options. The Physiological Sciences Program and the Dept. of Physiology have no responsibility for financial support for these Masters students. Teaching will not be required but the students must engage in laboratory research, which can be gained by enrolling for academic credit in an independent study or research rotation at any time.
In some cases, combinations of partial teaching assistantships and partial research assistantships may be arranged. Regardless of the avenue of support, all Masters applicants are held to the same minimum academic requirements for admission into the program.
Applicants to the program should mark their preference for which form of financial support they would prefer, however, the ultimate avenue of a student's financial support will be determined by the Physiological Sciences program upon acceptance.
Current TA/RA Support (2010-11)
|Annual Stipend (living expenses)||$17,000|
|Benefit: Registration Fee Remission (tuition) up to||$10,200|
|Benefit: Health Insurance||$ 1,660|
|Benefit: Out of State Tuition (if applicable)||$15,410|
Total Salary and Benefits
Consider: Cost of Living in Tucson