Financial Assistance

Financial Support

Qualified students are offered full financial support in the form of research or graduate assistantships. The School offers 12-month graduate appointments on a competitive basis. Assistantship recipients receive an annual stipend of $26,000 in our doctoral programs and $23,690 in our master's programs, full tuition waivers and subsidized health insurance. Awards may be renewed annually for up to five years (three years for masters), if the student remains in good academic standing and is progressing with the dissertation/thesis work. Typically, a graduate assistantship requires service to the university, most commonly in the form of teaching (Teaching Assistant; approximately 20 hrs/week) or research (Research Assistant).

All applicants who apply without an external fellowship (e.g., Fulbright Scholarship or fellowship from a foreign government) are considered for a graduate assistantship. Priority is given to qualified PhD applicants.

Cost of Living

The cost of living is relatively low in Kent and in the Rootstown area, where the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy are located. The cost of living is slightly more in Cleveland, where the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic is, but still quite reasonable compared to many other areas.