Tuition and Scholarships

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are charged per credit hour each semester. A full-time load for graduate students is 9 credits in the fall and spring, and 8 credits in the summer. See current tuition and fees at the Finance and Accounting website.

Graduate Assistantships

The Department of Epidemiology offers graduate assistantships to all doctoral students upon acceptance, unless the student has received a fellowship, scholarship, or other external funding source.

Your graduate assistantship will pay for:

  • 24 credits of tuition per year (9 credits in the fall, 9 credits in the spring, and 6 credits in the summer; the minimum required for graduate assistants)
  • An annual stipend of at least $25,000, distributed biweekly
  • Health insurance through GatorGradCare, if you choose to enroll

You will be responsible for:

  • Working 20 hours per week with research and/or teaching duties
  • Paying student fees at the Florida resident rate (see current tuition and fees at the Finance and Accounting website)
  • Paying a monthly $10 premium if enrolled in GatorGradCare (deducted from your biweekly paycheck)

Other Funding Opportunities

Our greatest limiting factor in PhD admissions is matching an applicant to a suitable mentor with sufficient funding. While we do not accept self-paying students, we do accept students who bring their own funding via external scholarships, fellowships, or grants. We maintain a list of some available funding sources for graduate students; this is not an exhaustive list, and we encourage all applicants to think creatively when applying for external funding.