Assistantships, Scholarships and Financial Aid
About a third of MPH students find assistantships to help support their studies and provide additional practical experience in the field. These can range from assisting with public-health related undergraduate courses to working on health education projects through the Student Wellness Center. MPH Program staff look for opportunities and advertise any and all positions to admitted and enrolled MPH and Graduate Certificate Students. Students may also inquire with MPH program staff periodically about pending opportunities.
Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships
Graduate Assistantships (GA) and Fellowships are coveted and competitive. GA/Fellowship positions are not offered as part of the admission process. These positions allow you to work in a University department that is closely related to your degree program. Additionally, if you hold a qualifying assistantship or fellowship you may be eligible for tuition support.
Peace Corps Fellowship
The Master of Public Health Program is proud to work with Peace Corps Volunteers. Returned Volunteers may be eligible for the MU Paul D Coverdell Peace Corps Fellows Program. To be considered for the Fellowship, Peace Corps Volunteers should first apply to a master’s degree program. Academic programs then select students to be nominated to the Graduate School for consideration. Students cannot nominate themselves. Interested students should submit their completed MPH application along with a copy of your Peace Corps Description of Service to the Master of Public Health Program no later than February 1st.
Student Opportunities Fund
The purpose of the Student Opportunities Fund (SOF) is to provide financial assistance to MPH students who present papers or posters at academic conferences and/or complete internship/international experience requirements per the MPH curriculum. Visit the Student Opportunities Fund page for additional information.
Unless invited to do so in the listing information, please do not contact professors directly about assistantship opportunities.