Master of Science Degree in
Epidemiology and Clinical Research

Funding of Graduate Studies

The department has limited funding available for MS and PhD students, which is awarded at the time of admissions by the program coordinator. Prospective students are encouraged to seek funding from external sources such as the NSF GFRP or AHRQ Dissertation Awards, and/or for Stanford-based funding  such as fellowships available through the VPGE Office

The department will assist in the preparation of these applications.  



Student Assistantships & Employment Policies: 

See and for University requirements and protocols (including limits on hours of employment, restrictions specific to students with visas, eligibility, etc.). It is the student’s responsibility to know and abide by all restrictions and requirements. Students should seek assistance, if needed, from the program staff. 

Co-Term Funding

Access to financial aid and other options for co-terminal students depends on the number of units and quarters as a registered student at Stanford. Co-terminal students have full access to undergraduate sources of financial aid until their twelfth quarter or four years of study. Co-terminal students who have completed 180 units of 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 bachelor’s degree, there is no guarantee that a co-terminal student will be awarded financial support via a RA-ship, TA-ship or fellowship.

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