Student Funding

Students admitted to the Public Health MS and PhD programs may seek funding through a variety of sources. All applicants are encouraged to review these opportunities and, where eligible, consider applying. 

Department of Public Health Funding Resources 

Financial support is sometimes available to qualified students via departmental research and teaching assistantships, University scholarships and fellowships, and grant-supported assistantships. However, these funds are limited; awards are based on qualifications, merit, and alignment of research and/or teaching interest and needs.   

As faculty members receive grant funding to support research assistantships, they will review completed and approved applications. If they find an applicant who has the credentials and research interests they seek for their grant, either the faculty member or the department’s Graduate Program Coordinator will contact the applicant to discuss the assistantship opportunity, duties and obligations. Applicants are also welcome to contact faculty regarding research opportunities in areas of mutual interest.  

Assistantships are usually 10-month appointments and typically include coverage of tuition and fees and pay a monthly stipend. Graduate assistants who are employed 20 hours/week are eligible for health insurance. Offers for assistantships are extended to the applicant via a formal offer letter issued by the department.  

Students enrolled in the professional Master of Public Health (MPH) degree are not eligible to hold graduate staff positions or receive tuition and fee remissions.  

College of Health and Human Sciences Funding Resources 

https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/students/graduate/awards.html (Awards) 
https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/students/graduate/financial.html (Fellowships)  

Graduate School Funding Resources 

https://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/fellowship/funding-resources-for-students/index.html  

Financial Aid 

https://www.purdue.edu/dfa/students/prospective/graduate/index.html 

Other External Resources