Graduate & Postdoctoral Affairs
Financial Support & Benefits for Morsani College of Medicine PhD Students
MCOM PhD Financial Benefits
Students admitted into the Medical Sciences PhD program will be offered a Graduate Research Assistantship, supported primarily from research grants held by individual faculty members. With this Assistantship, students receive:
- $33,500 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.
MCOM PhD Program Benefits
The University of South Florida’s Medical Sciences PhD program 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 our current faculty members below.
Students in the PhD program have the opportunity to work with faculty at the Morsani College of Medicine and our exceptional affiliated institutions.
The Medical Sciences PhD Program is housed in USF Health on the north campus of the University of South Florida in Tampa. The 1,500 acre campus offers a wide variety of shops and services.
On campus, students have free or low-cost access to:
- Student Health Services
- Campus Recreation (three facilities, including one located in USF Health)
- Counseling Center
- Support for student veterans
- Outdoor recreation, including kayaking and canoeing
- Student Accessibility Services
- Serenity and meditation rooms
- A student-run, non-profit art gallery
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
For information about visiting our labs, or applying for the PhD in Medical Sciences program, contact us at 813-974-2836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.