Graduate Assistantships

The UF College of Veterinary Medicine offers a limited number of graduate assistantships that cover stipend and tuition expenses.

Four-year Block Grants for PhD Students

CVM offers competitive four-year block grants for highly qualified PhD students. Block grants cover an annual stipend of $35,000 per year x 4 years plus tuition and student fees. Block grant recipients are appointed as graduate assistants with teaching assistant task responsibilities (in the DVM program and/or graduate program) and research assistant task responsibilities.

Master’s:Residency Program

New Residents who enroll in the CVM MS:Residency program in selected disciplines (anesthesiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, oncology, small animal surgery, large animal surgery, or food animal medicine and reproduction) are appointed as graduate assistants in the first year of training (Master’s in Veterinary Medical Sciences). The appointment as graduate assistant includes teaching assistant task responsibilities in the DVM program. For more information about the MS:Residency program, please contact selected Resident Coordinators:

Other Graduate Assistantships

CVM faculty members often offer graduate assistantships with research assistant task responsibilities. For more information, please reach out to CVM faculty members in selected academic departments

Registration Requirements for Graduate Assistants

MS:Residents: 9 credits in Fall/Spring semesters and 3 credits in Summer A

PhD: 9 credits in Fall/Spring semesters and 6 credits in Summer (Summer A+B, A+C, B+C, or C).

All graduate assistants must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA as a student.


Principles for Employing Graduate Students at the University of Florida

Graduate Assistant United (GAU) Bargaining Agreement -bargainingagreement/

Health Insurance GatorGradCare is health insurance for UF graduate assistants. For information on coverage details and how to enroll, click this link GatorGradCare

Leave of Absence for Graduate Assistants To learn about the three types of leave available to UF graduate assistants, click this link Graduate Assistant Leave of Absence Process

Academic Dates and Deadlines 2023-2024 Academic Dates are posted here

For more information, please contact in the CVM Office of Research and Graduate Studies.


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