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PhD in Nursing and Health Science

Tuition Awards & Stipend Support

We are dedicated to supporting our MS-PhD and PhD students financially, allowing you to focus on developing and refining your dissertation research project.

Unlike other PhD programs, all full-time UR School of Nursing students are 100 percent funded with tuition waivers and an additional cost-of-living stipend of $25,000. The School provides tuition awards for PhD students for up to 60 credits at the SON tuition rate up to six years of study. The $25,000 stipend is provided for the first four years of study.

Additional financial support is facilitated in following years through assistance with student applications for a wide range of funding for continued PhD study and research. See the full breakdown of tuition and fees. For full eligibility of scholarship opportunities, apply by Feb. 1 prior to the fall start.

Scholarship Opportunities

In addition to tuition and stipend support, our students have also earned outside funding to support their education, including:

Part-time study

Financial aid may be available to part-time students depending on credit load. Employees of the University of Rochester may also explore tuition benefits to support part-time study. 

Learn more about our tuition awards and stipend support for the PhD and MS-PhD programs by contacting the Admissions Office.