Stipend, Tuition & Insurance
Molecular Biology Educational Track currently provides a generous
stipend to all students in the program, matching what is paid across
the country. In addition to the stipend the students receive a benefits
package, which includes health insurance and tuition both of which are
Cost of Living
Galveston is part of the Houston-Galveston metropolitan area and has one of
the lowest costs of living in the country. The graduate student stipend you
receive in Galveston goes a long way. For
instance, it costs more than twice as much to live in New York/San Francisco
relative to Galveston and at least 50% more to live in Chicago/Boston/Los
Angeles relative to Galveston. Also, housing costs in Galveston are amongst
the lowest in the country. Check out the following cost of living calculators:
Housing cost in Galveston are amongst the lowest in the country.
Being an island it's easy to find an apartment close to the beautiful
beach and the inland lakes and lagoons for a relatively cheap price.
The University area offers a lot of housing options ranging from
modern apartment complexes to restored Victorian mansions and cottages.
The University has on-campus dormitories and apartments,
fraternity housing and neighbor garage apartments for low prices. For
students who prefer to stay off campus, there are a number of apartment
complexes and houses for rent within walking distance. Also for those
who would like to stay close to the beach or inland lakes, the west end
of the island offers a wide range of beach houses and lakeside
For more information about housing in Galveston, please visit UTMB Living.