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Financial Department for students at GSBS

Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA)

 

ANNUAL STIPEND LEVELS

Degree Through Aug 31, 2023 Effective Sept 1, 2023

SMS (Medical Physics)

$16,000 to $32,000

$16,000 to $36,000

MS (Biomedical Sciences)

$24,000 to $32,000

$28,000 to $36,000

PhD

$32,000

$36,000

MD/PhD

$32,000

$36,000

(Annualized amounts are based on .5 FTE.  GSBS GRA's hold .5 FTE appointments.)

HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS 

The fringe benefit estimate is calculated based on the institution's rate: MD Anderson 28%, and UTHealth Houston 29%, of stipend amount. (Rates are estimates for fiscal year 2023.) 

TUITION AND REQUIRED FEES (T&F)

Students who hold a funded GRA appointment at MD Anderson or UTHealth Houston qualify for Resident (In-State) T&F rate.


Estimated Annual Costs to Support a GRA

 

SMS (MEDICAL PHYSICS) 

Through Aug 31, 2023

Effective Sept 1, 2023

Stipend salary

$16,000 to $32,000

$16,000 to $36,000

Fringe Benefits (~28%)

$4,480 to $8,960

$4,480 to $10,080

Tuition and Required Fees (T&F)*

$6,645*

$6,645*

Total

$27,125 to $47,605

$27,125 to $52,725

MS (BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES)

Through Aug 31, 2023

Effective Sept 1, 2023

Stipend salary

$24,000 to $32,000

$28,000 to $36,000

Fringe Benefits (~29%)

$6,960 to $9,280

$8,120 to $10,440

Tuition and Required Fees (T&F)*

$6,645*

$6,645*

Total

$37,605 to $47,925

$42,765 to $53,085

PHD AND MD/PHD

Through Aug 31, 2023

Effective Sept 1, 2023

Stipend salary

$32,000

$36,000

Fringe Benefits (~29%)

$9,280

$10,440

Tuition and Required Fees (T&F)*

$6,645*

$6,645*

Total

$47,925

$53,085

* Cost for minimum full-time semester credit hours (SCH): Fall - 9 SCH, Spring - 9 SCH, Summer - 6 SCH.  If the student registers for more, the T&F cost increases.  Tuition and Required Fees may be subject to change beginning September 1, 2023.