Michael Ludwig and Caitlin McMenamin, both students in the Anatomy PhD Program at Penn State College of Medicine, are seen at work in a lab in the Department of Neural & Behavioral Sciences. The two are looking downward and framed at right by clean glassware hanging on a lab wall.

Anatomy PhD

Anatomy PhD Tuition & Financial Aid

Students in the Anatomy PhD program pay the standard Penn State University graduate student tuition.

See details on graduate school tuition.

Other Funding Sources

A half-time research assistantship (with tuition remission) is provided for all semesters for doctoral degree students in good academic and research standing.

The graduate program provides the stipend (and tuition) for two or three semesters, depending on fund availability, and the research mentor or associated department provide support thereafter.

The Anatomy Graduate Program reimburses the mentor for time that the student is involved in teaching activities.

The current stipend is valued at $27,802 for 2017-18, plus tuition remission.

Other Costs

Students are responsible for costs of books (~$400/year), activity fees, thesis fees, and medical insurance. Medical insurance is required for all students – Penn State will pay 80% of the annual premium cost for the basic plan of the Penn State Student Health Insurance Policy (MEGA).

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Anatomy PhD program, please contact Kristin Smith, MS, Director of Graduate Admissions, at 717-531-1045 or kec17@psu.edu.