Fees & Living Expenses
Fellowships and Financial Support
CMDB Students admitted to the Ph.D. program are normally awarded financial support for 5 years (enough time to finish their degree).
The main source of support during the first year comes from fellowships awarded by:
- The Graduate Dean
- IGERT or GAANN Training Grants
- Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) salaries from the CMDB program.
After the first year, the majority of students are supported by Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) salaries from faculty (Major Professor), Extramural Grants and Teaching Assistantships (TA's).
Students in the CMDB program do not spend a lot of their time as TA's, however, service for two quarters is required to earn the Ph.D. degree.
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Riverside and Surrounding Area
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University Village is a 410,000-square-foot retail/ entertainment center. A 10-screen Metropolitan theater complex with stadium seating and over 300,000 square feet of retail shops, offices, and food court anchors the shopping center.
The center's other occupants include: Starbuck's, Rubio's Baja Grill, Fatburger, Baskin Robbin's Ice Cream.