Funding Your Education

The Department of Community and Behavioral Health has funding available for graduate students.

GA/TA Positions

Doctoral Students are offered Graduate Research and Teaching Assistantships based on funding availability, research interest, experience and student merit. The assistantships are for the nine months of the academic year. However, students are often offered support for the summer as well.

Students with half-time GAs receive the following benefits:

  1. A salary for the 2016-2017 academic year of $18,261, divided into monthly payments over 10 months.
  2. A scholarship of $4,428 per semester.
  3. If student is a nonresident, he or she will be classified as state residents for tuition purposes.
  4. health care benefits

MPH Funding

As with most professional degrees, MPH students should generally plan to pay for their tuition and living expenses with a combination of their own resources and standard college loans. However, there are also many scholarships, grants, and graduate assistantships available. You can learn more about these and other funding opportunities at the MPH program’s Financial Aid page.

Additional Financial Aid Resources

The Office of Financial Student Aid offers several kinds of aid to graduate students, including loans and employment.

The Graduate College provides information on graduate assistantships, grants, fellowships, and student loans.

The ASPPH has gathered useful information on financing your public health degree, including a list of scholarship search engines.


College-wide scholarships

Tuition and Fees

MPH Students
MS and PhD Estimated Costs

Social Justice Sprince Zwerling Scholarship Fund

The Social Justice Sprince Zwerling Scholarship is given to a distinguished, well-deserving current graduate student in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health, who is pursuing an interest in addressing health disparities and alleviating social injustice.  Students will be asked to write a short essay describing accomplishments and career goals, specifically indicating how you anticipate your education will be used to improve social justice of the communities you will serve. The scholarship is given to a student in their second year (or later) of graduate study during the fall semester.