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Facts At A Glance

2014 - 2015 Academic Year



598 applicants for Fall 2014
27% accepted by TSRI
65 students enrolled (34% female, 42% international)

Accepted students

84th percentile for median GRE Verbal
87th percentile for median GRE Quantitative
3.6 median GPA


244 currently enrolled students
554 total Ph.D.s granted
5.2 average years to graduate
90% graduation rate
After completing 5 years in the program:
   3.9 average number of publications
   91% of students have at least one publication
   59% of students have 3+ publications


165 full-time faculty members (21% female)
1.5 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio
23 courses offered by TSRI faculty


Financial Support

Annual stipend of $30,000, plus benefits
Waiver of tuition ($5,000 per year)
$3,000 annual supplement for securing an external fellowship
$5,000 interest-free loan
No costs for textbooks, gym membership or parking Support for annual conference attendance

2014 Graduate Student Symposium

61 Student Poster Presentations
14 Student Oral Presentations


Students at Scripps are currently supported by fellowships from:

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • American Cancer Society
  • California HIV and AIDS Research Program (CHRP)
  • The Fulbright Program
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
  • Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS)
  • Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore (A*)