Stipend and Tuition
All graduate students entering the department are provided financial support. Appointments involve an assistantship that includes an annual stipend and a grant-in-aid that pays all tuition costs.
Health and Dental Benefits
Michigan State University provides full health benefits to its graduate students at a minimal cost. Students can elect to enroll in a family health coverage plan, for an additional fee, to cover eligible dependents.
MSU also offers a dental plan available to all students.
HousingInformation regarding the University dormitory and apartments can be obtained at http://liveon.msu.edu/rates . Typical housing costs range from $663 - $818 per month.
Our students usually choose one of the following options:
Dissertation Completion Fellowships and Dissertation Continuation Fellowships
Fellowships ($6,000) are available to Ph.D. students to support either writing the dissertation or thesis research.
This funding provides partial support to present research at professional conferences and international meetings.
This allocation is to enhance graduate student research, including travel to a workshop, a collaborator’s lab, or attendance at a short course. Funds are also available for projects in the fields of Food, Nutrition and Chronic Disease.
This funding is for unexpected expenses, including personal emergencies.