Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

A number of graduate assistantships are available and awarded to candidates with strong academic records.

- Teaching Assistantships, Research Assistantships, Scholarships, and Fellowships are available on a competitive basis.

- Research Assistantships (RAs) are 12-month appointments and Teaching Assistantships (TAs) are 10-month appointments.

Benefits for each assistantship include stipends, ten credits of tuition remission per semester, and health benefits. Generally, student assistantships are offered for two years for an M.S. degree and four years for a Ph.D. degree.

Sources of funding include the department; Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station; Maryland Cooperative Extension; College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; Graduate School open-nomination and block grant fellowships (for recruitment of new students only); University diversity fellowships; endowed fellowships; and funds from faculty research contracts and grants.

Inquiry about the stipends can be made to the VMSC Graduate Program.


Yanjin Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine 
Director, VMSC Graduate Program

Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center
8075 Greenmead Drive
College Park, MD 20742
Telephone: 301.314.6596
Fax: 301.314.6855