Pharmacy Administration Financial Aid
Financial Aid for Graduate Students
Note: Due to a change in University of Houston policy, the Graduate Assistant Teaching Fellowship (GATF) program has been discontinued and replaced with the Doctoral Student Tuition Fellowship (DSTF) program. The purpose of the prorgram is to encourage students to complete their Ph.D. degrees in a timely manner.
Doctoral Student Tuition Fellowship (DSTF)
All graduate students must be in good standing and currently enrolled in a College Pharmacy Ph.D. program(s). The college DSTF will support funding for 9 SCH (semester credit hours) for fall and spring and 2 SCH for summer. If the student enrolls in additional SCH per semester, the student assumes financial responsibility for the additional SCHs.
To be eligible to be considered for funding, a student must have an undergraduate degree or its equivalent and be admitted to a UH College of Pharmacy graduate program, devoting full time (9 credit hours per semester and 2 credit hours during the summer) effort to a Ph.D.
Continuing students must have shown satisfactory progress in the degree program as defined by the College of Pharmacy or department.
Continuing students must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 (all digits significant) in the Ph.D. program.
Students who enter the doctoral program with a master's degree may hold the fellowship for no more than four academic years.
Doctoral degree seeking students who enter the doctoral program directly from a baccalaureate program may hold the fellowship for no more than six academic years.
Graduate students holding the fellowship must agree not to be employed (on or off-campus) for more than 20 hours per week (50% FTE). Violation of this provision will result in withdrawal of the funding during the semester in which the violation occurs.
The department graduate programs within the college will recommend graduate students to the college Graduate Education Committee for award selection according to clearly defined criteria consistent with the above and adopted by the college committee. The criteria to be used by the department and/or college selection committee(s) should be published on the appropriate websites.
The college Graduate Education Committee in conjunction with the Department Chairs, the Dean, and College Business Administrator will determine on an annual basis the number of awards based upon funds available.
Distribution of DSTF positions and the number available will be reviewed as resources change. The department chairs and graduate college committee will make recommendation to the Dean for any change in distribution of DSTF and policy revisions.
Beginning in fall 2012, Clinical Sciences and Administration (CSA) will be eligible to award 18 DSTFs and Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences (PPS) will be eligible to award 40 DSTFs.
UH/UHCOP Competitive Fellowships
Based on funding availability in any given year, graduate students may be eligible for financial assistance through competitive fellowships at the University of Houston's Office of Graduate & Professional Studies or the UH College of Pharmacy.
To learn more about the University-level fellowship programs, please click here.
To learn about UHCOP-based fellowship programs, please contact your faculty advisor or graduate program director.