The Master of Laboratory Animal Science is a self-funded graduate program.

The Department of Comparative Medicine does not typically offer a financial aid package. However, there is limited funding for exceptional circumstances, which the Chair will evaluate on a case-by-case basis.

Prospective students are encouraged to seek funding through:         

  • External funding sources.
  • Graduate financial aid at Stanford.
  • The Knight-Hennessy Scholars ( program cultivates a diverse, multidisciplinary community of emerging leaders from around the world and guides them to collaborate, innovate, and communicate as they prepare to address the complex challenges facing society. Knight-Hennessy Scholars become part of a supportive family of fellow scholars. Through the King Global Leadership Program, scholars will broaden knowledge, develop skills, and strengthen character; this platform provides a collection of community experiences, workshops, meetings with leaders, domestic and global study trips, and personal development opportunities. Knight-Hennessy Scholars also receive funding for graduate study at Stanford University. Apply at The application deadline is October 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm Pacific Time.
  • Research or teaching assistantships.

Coterminal Stanford Student Funding (For Currently Enrolled Stanford Undergraduates):

Access to financial aid and other options is very different for coterminal students and depends on the number of units and quarters as a registered student at Stanford.

Coterminal students have full access to undergraduate sources of financial aid until their twelfth quarter or four years of study. Coterminal students who have completed 180 units are eligible for University fellowships and assistantships. However, many federal and private fellowships and assistantships are awarded only to students who have received the bachelor's degree. Even after the conferral of the bachelors, there is no guarantee that a coterminal student will be awarded financial support via RA-ship, TA-ship or fellowship.

Upon completion of the requirements for the bachelor's degree, coterms may choose to obtain their bachelor's degree early. However, all classes after conferral of the degree may only be counted towards the graduate degree. Please note, part of the strategy which allows coterms maximal flexibility in their course of study is their dual status as both undergraduates and graduate students.

Updated August 28, 2020