Research and teaching assistantships for the MS and PhD degree tracks are very competitive and appointments are for nine- to twelve-month periods. These are provided and administered by the participating departments in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
The College of Veterinary Medicine provides a number of stipends to support graduate students advised by CVM faculty in graduate programs associated with the CVM, such as the Physiology Program. These stipends are highly competitive and are available for one year only. Subsequently, the advisor is required to obtain continued funding from external grant support.