Last updated March 29, 2023
As part of our series How to Fully Fund Your Master’s Degree, here is a list of universities that fully fund the studies of all or most of their Master’s in Public Health students. A Master’s Degree in Public Health can lead to a career as a Healthcare Administrator, Consultant, Public Health Project Manager, Public Health Educator, and many more.
“Full funding” is a financial aid package for full-time students that includes full tuition remission as well as an annual stipend or salary during the entire program, which for Master’s degrees is usually 1-2 years. Funding usually comes with the expectation that students will teach or complete research in their field of study. Not all universities fully fund their master’s students, which is why researching the financial aid offerings of many different programs, including small and lesser-known schools both in the U.S. and abroad, is essential.
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Here is the list of universities that offer to fund their Master’s students in Public Health.
(Boston, MA): Boston University provides scholarships for Master of Public Health students. TA positions at Boston University School of Public Health are generally reserved for second-year students and are hired directly by the academic department or faculty. These positions pay a small stipend.
(Iowa City, IA): The Department of Biostatistics in the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa has multiple sources of financial aid available for graduate students. Most biostatistics graduate students receive some form of financial aid in the form of assistantships and fellowships.
(Columbia, SC): Almost all master’s students who want an assistantship are able to find one within their first year of study and continue in that position during their second year. All graduate assistants, master’s and doctoral, receive in-state tuition.
(Minneapolis, MN): The University of Minnesota offers a fully funded master’s in Public Health. All applicants that complete their applications by the priority deadline and that are admitted to the School of Public Health will be considered for first-round, school-wide scholarships. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis. The University also offers several scholarships and fellowships which require separate applications.
(Seattle, WA): Students are typically supported by a combination of research assistantships, teaching assistantships, as well as fellowships. The School of Public Health also offers up to six $10,000 Master’s Fellowship Awards, and the MPH Program in Health Services offers one $5,000 HSEED award per year.
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