Financial Support & Benefits for PhD Students
Students admitted into the PhD Program in Integrated Biomedical Sciences will be offered a Graduate Research Assistantship, supported primarily from research grants held by individual faculty members. With this Assistantship, students receive:
- $28,500 annual stipend
- 100% tuition waiver*
- Medical insurance contribution
- Consideration for travel awards
An added benefit? Tampa’s cost of living is lower than the national average and one of the lowest of any metro-area in Florida.
The University of South Florida’s PhD Program in Integrated Biomedical Sciences is an integrated umbrella program that eliminates traditional barriers between disciplines and provides students with a comprehensive foundation in the biomedical sciences.
Our talented faculty are primarily drawn from departments in the Morsani College of Medicine, including Molecular Medicine, Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology, Neurosurgery & Brain Repair, Pathology & Cell Biology, Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences, Cardiology, and Internal Medicine. They are committed to the development of our students and have a broad array of research interests. Explore the C.V.s of some of the faculty members in the basic science departments:
- Molecular Medicine Faculty
- Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology Faculty
- Pathology & Cell Biology Faculty
Students in the PhD Program in Integrated Biomedical Sciences have the opportunity to work with faculty at the Morsani College of Medicine and our exceptional affiliated institutions.
Moffitt Cancer Center
James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital & Clinics
Byrd Alzheimer's Institute
Learn more about what it’s like to be a student in the PhD Program in Integrated Biomedical Sciences by visiting our About Our Students page.
The PhD Program in Integrated Biomedical Sciences is housed in the Morsani College of Medicine on the Tampa campus of the University of South Florida. The 1,500 acre campus offers a wide variety of shops and services, and USF was recently awarded the Active Minds Healthy Campus Award for its commitment to supporting the health and well-being of students.
On campus, students have free or low-cost access to:
- Student Health Services
- Campus Recreation (three facilities, including one located in USF Health)
- Serenity and meditation rooms
- The Counseling Center
- A student-run, non-profit art gallery
- Support for student veterans
- Success and Wellness Coaching
- Outdoor recreation, including kayaking and canoeing
- Students with Disabilities Services
Additional offices and resources on campus include:
- Printing services
- A full service post office
- Childcare and preschool
- More than 25 dining locations
- A Federal Credit Union
- A pharmacy
- Publix, a full service grocery store
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For information about visiting our labs, or applying to the PhD Program in Integrated Biomedical Sciences, contact us at 813-974-2836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated: February 2019