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Stipends, Scholarships and Tuition


Tuition rates are subject to yearly change. Tuition for the John D. Bower School of Population Health is only assessed for 9 hours of graduate credit regarless of the number of credit hours taken. Laboratory fees and other special fees depend on the course taken. Follow this link to access current fees.


PhD stipends and scholarships are assigned on a competitive basis as funds are available. The current graduate student stipend is $24,150 per year for up to two (2) years. Department may choose to extend stipend award period.

Students wishing to be considered for a stipend and/or Dean's Scholarship for the upcoming fall semester should apply for admission prior to April 1.

Scholarships and Awards

Dean's Scholarship - The Dean's Scholarship is a full-tuition recruitment scholarship which is awarded to PhD students for outstanding academic achievement. Students who are citizens of the US or permanent residents are eligible for the Dean's Scholarship.

Students wishing to be considered for a stipend and/or Dean's Scholarship for the upcoming fall semester should apply for admission prior to April 1.

Population Health Workforce Development Scholarship - The mission of the Bower School of Population Health is to educate and train leaders prepared to transform health care delivery and the health of Mississippians. Engaged and productive faculty and staff members with exposure to population health principles are essential for the growth of UMMC and the School of Population Health.

To meet this need, and through support of the Bower Foundation, the school has established the Population Health Workforce Development Scholarship. This program provides tuition support for nine credit hours per semester and a book allowance for a maximum of two years to support up to six employees. 

Eligible recipients will meet the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be a full-time faculty or clinical staff eligible for a faculty appointment in SOPH for 1 year prior to the application and have the recommendation of their immediate supervisor, approved HR performance evaluation of 3.0 or higher, and approved by the SOPH Dean’s office
  • Employee must be accepted and enrolled in the MSPH (2 year) or eMSPH (1 year) program
  • Employee must maintain satisfactory academic progress toward timely degree completion
  • Employee must agree to a service commitment (equal to the length of the scholarship period) after the completion of the degree program

Qualified candidates may access the application here. Application deadline is Monday, June 3, 2019, 5 p.m. CST.


Health Policy FellowshipThe Bower School of Population Health Policy Fellowship program seeks outstanding graduate students and faculty members (tenure-track, research track, or graduate faculty) in the Bower School of Population Health with an interest in health and health care who:

(1) possess an interest and commitment to use the fellowship experience to incorporate health, health care, and health policy into their scholarship (thesis, dissertation, teaching, research, and/or practice);
(2) bring a depth of expertise and knowledge about health and health care to the policy-making process; and
(3) agree to participate in all components of the fellowship program.

The fellowship is a part-time, 4-month experience during the Mississippi legislative session.

Qualified candidates may access the application here. The application form and all required documents must be received by November 29, 2019, 5 p.m. CST.