Financial Support

For most students accepted to our PhD program the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy offers full tuition scholarship, health insurance, and a stipend, in return for teaching assistance*. Teaching experience is not necessary; you will be trained upon acceptance into the program. For the 2011/2012 academic year scholarships and TA positions were granted to eight applicants from a total pool of over 200 applications. We expect the number to be similar for the 2012/2013 academic year. Students with an undergraduate or a master’s degree are employed as teaching assistants (TAs), teaching fellows (TFs), and graduate student researchers (GSRs) with an annual stipend of $22,598/yr*. After the spring semester of the second year, students are supported by research grants and competitive fellowships. Students with a PharmD degree can be employed as a Clinical Scientist Assistant (CSA) and Pre-Doctoral Fellow and receive annual compensation in excess of $30,000/yr.

For MS Admission::
No financial assistance is available to MS students. For the MS degree the estimated costs for tuition, fees, REQUIRED health insurance, and living expenses are here:

Tuition: $22,672 (in-state); $24,054 (out-of-state)
Fees: $740.00 (in-state and out of state)
Living Expenses: $16,000.00
Insurance: $3,500.00 (student only)
Total/Year: $42,912.00 (in-state) $44,294.00 (out-of-state)
All fees are the same for the PhD program for those students who are not offered a scholarship.

* Tuition scholarships, TA, TF, and CSA support require maintaining a QPA of 3.0 or better and are contingent upon students complying with all PhD program requirements and demonstrating satisfactory progress toward earning a PhD degree. (See Milestones). Failure to do so will result in withdrawal of the scholarship and financial support, and/or dismissal from the PhD program.