The Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program offers competitive stipend and full tuition support for all full-time students in the first through fifth year. Students receive significant financial assistance for travel, lodging, and registration fees for conferences.
There are no forms to fill out for Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program support. All successful applicants are considered. Awards are based on merit, and are renewed annually if satisfactory performance is attained.
Cost of living is reasonable in the Dayton area, according to students in the Program. A sampling of comments:
"My family and friends were surprised when I told them I was a graduate student, but I was being paid."
"I was accepted at a school with a comparable program, but the stipend there doesn't cover nearly as much of the real costs as the one for the Biomedical Sciences Program."
"Year One [of the Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program] is limited to student labs and courses. I completed my teaching requirement in Year Two, while doing my lab rotations. The work I'm doing now [under the supervision of my mentor] is the basis of my thesis. It's all experience that will help me when I'm looking for a job next year."