A limited amount of financial support is available for students. The department provides the following:
Traineeships (Fellowships): All traineeship stipends are for $1,731 per month and 60% of tuition. There is no work obligation. Each trainee is expected to enroll for ten credits per quarter. Students must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status to be eligible. Most traineeships are restricted to Ph.D. students. The approximately $700-800 per month of tuition that the training grants do not cover is usually made up for by a ten-hour-per week Research Assistantship. Information on the training grants awarded in the Department of Biostatistics providing traineeships is available by clicking here.
Graduate Assistantships: An assistantship appointment requires 220 hours of work per quarter by the student. Two types are available: teaching and research. The amount of remuneration is dependent upon the recipient's academic level, as indicated below. A student's tuition is paid by the employing department except for students fees. Note that an advantage to this system is that students are not liable for raises in tuition. Appointees receive health insurance.
Research Assistantships: There are a number of research assistantships available which are associated with the various research projects of faculty of the Biostatistics Department. Duties include data processing, statistical analysis, report writing, etc. Students holding research assistantships are expected to enroll for at least ten credits each Autumn, Winter and Spring quarters, and for two credits in Summer quarter. Both M.S. and Ph.D. students are eligible for research assistantships.
Teaching Assistantships: A limited number of teaching assistantships are available which are associated with courses taught by the faculty of the Department of Biostatistics. Duties include grading homework papers, providing lab instruction, and holding office hours. Teaching assistants are expected to enroll for at least ten credits per quarter.
|Academic Level of Student||Research &
|All Biostatistics student appointees||Approximately $1,761/mo (before taxes) plus tuition|
Satisfactory progress: A recipient of financial support must make adequate progress towards his or her degree, meet the conditions of support as outlined below, and perfom job duties at a satisfactory level. In the case of an assistantship, if a student cannot meet the work obligation, due to language or personal problems, for example, then the department can withdraw support.