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Financial Support & Scholarships

Graduate Program Assistantships

The Department of Biology offers several Teaching Assistantships for MS and PhD students on a competitive basis. 


The MS Teaching Assistantship includes a full tuition award, a 9-month stipend of $16,500, and 75% of student health insurance at TCU. The award is renewable for a second year, based on satisfactory performance in the first. The work load is no more than 20 hours per week during the 9-month academic year, and most students are assigned to teach labs in either Introductory Biology I & II (BIOL 10501/10511) or Contemporary Issues in Biology (BIOL 10003). 


In addition, MS students may apply for a competitive internal award, the Adkins Fellowship, to provide $3,600 in summer stipend in support of their thesis research between the first and second year. 
For Ph.D. students, the Department of Biology also offers a small number of Teaching Assistantships (full tuition award, a 12-month stipend of $20,000, and 75% of student health insurance at TCU) and one Green Fellowship that is awarded on a competitive base for a single year (full tuition award, a 12-month stipend of $20,000 with no teaching responsibilities, 75% of student health insurance at TCU). 


The Department also provides up to $1,300 of support for MS and PhD students to attend a scientific meeting and present their research.