The UNM Department of Biology offers financial support for the first five years to all doctoral students new to the UNM Graduate Program who are in good standing, and to qualified master’s students for their first two years. These assistantships are available to qualified graduate students and are awarded on a competitive basis. The responsibilities of teaching assistants generally involve supervising laboratory sections and other undergraduate instruction activities. Support in the form of research assistantships also may be available.
Tuition costs and fees for in-state and out-of-state graduate students for the academic year may be found at UNM's Student Financial Aid Office Budget web page. Tuition for up to 24 semester hours per academic year is paid for by the Department of Biology for teaching assistants, and may be paid by research grants for research assistants.