10 Great Reasons to Choose Upstate
Creating a world-class research enterprise that supports biomedical research innovation, development and entrepreneurship, improving the health and well-being of the world’s people while training the next generation of scientific innovators.
Core research facilities and resources are essential to maintaining internationally recognized faculty research projects, increasing extramural funding, and providing modern graduate education and faculty recruitment and retention.
Upstate boasts basic and clinical researchers with diverse expertise in neuroscience, molecular genetics, genomics, epigenetics, structural biology, infectious disease, and behavior disorders. This allows students the opportunity to perform research in a wide range of research areas and easily collaborate when new expertise is needed.
Ph.D .students, in particular, have great flexibility in charting their future. As part of the curriculum, they are exposed to a variety of research projects before choosing which program will ultimately bestow their degree.
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The student/mentor relationship is the essence of graduate training at Upstate. Our graduate students and principal investigators interact daily.
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Ph.D. students receive a competitive 12-month stipend and a full-tuition scholarship. By receiving stipends, Ph.D. students become part of the SUNY Graduate Student Employees Union, which provides periodic and automatic increases in stipend awards in addition to other benefits, including a low-cost health care package.
The College of Graduate Studies is continually striving to incorporate more formal career development events for our students through workshops and more.
The Global Ambassadors Program was created to connect prospective international students that are thinking of applying, in the process of applying, or accepted to the PhD program to connect with current students in the College of Graduate Studies here at SUNY Upstate.