Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program


Veterinarian Scientists

Current information regarding benefits can be obtained by contacting:

Arla Hourigan
Graduate Program Manager
S3-016 Schurman Hall
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853


Program Benefits

Trainees enrolled as "Program scholars" receive tuition support, a stipend of $42,840 to $56,376 (for FY 2015; depending on years of relevant experience), health benefits, a travel allowance, and a training-related allowance. The dollar value of the benefits varies from year to year. Current information regarding benefits can be obtained by contacting Arla Hourigan (

Inquiring parties should be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Citizenship (including dual citizenship) or current visa status
  • Undergraduate and veterinary college graduation dates
  • Cumulative grade point average and class rank if known
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Work experience since graduation with the DVM degree or its equivalent
  • Information about current health insurance and spouse or partner dependents