MPH in Policy Tuition and Financial Aid

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships (GAs) represent one source of financial aid available from the department. Assistantships are awarded annually on the basis of student merit and departmental need and include health care benefits. GA Projects allow students to hone analytical skills and provide an opportunity for real-time presentation of policy information.

Estimated Costs

View the estimated annual expenses for MPH-Policy students.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students in MPH-Policy at the University of Iowa are eligible to apply for several awards and scholarships offered by the Department of Health Management and Policy (HMP).

Eligible students may also apply for several awards and scholarships to help offset the costs associated with graduate education. At the department level, these include:

  • $1,000 awarded to an incoming MPH-Policy student who demonstrates academic excellence and professional promise. Students are automatically eligible for this scholarship when accepted into the full-time MPH-Policy program.
  • $2,000 is awarded to a current student with the potential to have a significant impact in public health.
  • $1,000 is given to a graduating student who has demonstrated a commitment to understanding and improving the public’s health. Preference is given to students demonstrating a commitment to underserved populations.

Other awards, such as the Collegiate Opportunity Award, are offered through the College of Public Health. Eligible students can be nominated for awards, such as the Graduate Diversity Scholarship, through the Graduate College.