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Stipends, Scholarships and Tuition

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 regardless 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.

Graduate Student Stipend

Graduate Student Stipends (GSS) are assigned on a competitive basis as funds are available. The current GSS is $24,150 per year for a timeframe specified in the offer letter. All students on GSS must complete the SOPH Graduate Student on Stipend Agreement. Doctoral students wishing to be considered for a stipend for the upcoming fall semester should apply as early as possible, but no later than December 31.

Dean's Scholarship

The Dean's Scholarship is a full-tuition recruitment scholarship that is awarded to doctoral 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 Dean's Scholarship for the upcoming fall semester should apply for admission prior to December 31.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantship (GA) positions are awarded on a competitive basis as funds are available. Students selected for a GA position will be matched with a department and faculty and may contribute to research and educational projects. Students wishing to be considered for a GA position for the upcoming fall semester should apply by the GA position deadline and prior to the graduate program application deadline.

All GA position announcements provide a program description, applicant eligibility, application requirements, and more. The current GA position announcements are listed below.

  1. MDPP GA Position - The Department of Population Health Science in collaboration with the Department of Preventive Medicine has an opening for one (1) GA Position. The GA will be matched with faculty leading the evaluation of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) and will experience first-hand implementation science. The evaluation of the MDPP is in partnership with the American Medical Association.
  2. DOE GA Position - The Department of Preventive Medicine in collaboration with the Department of Population Health Science has an opening for two (2) GA Positions. The GAs will be matched with an interdisciplinary team to collaborate with the school districts and nurses to adapt and implement multi-level intervention strategies that cultivate a sustainable school health culture. The positions are funded by the American Rescue Plan for Elementary and Secondary School emergency Relife through the Mississippi Department of Education (DOE).

Other Scholarships and Awards

Population Health Workforce Development Scholarship - The Bower School of Population Health (SOPH) prepares leaders to transform health care delivery and improve the health of Mississippians. Through the support of the Bower Foundation, the Population Health Workforce Development Scholarship provides tuition support to select SOPH students.

Qualified individuals may access the application here. The application deadline is July 15 for programs beginning with the fall semester.

  • Recipient must be
    1. A UMMC full-time faculty or clinical staff with the recommendation of their immediate supervisor and approval of the SOPH Dean, accepted and enrolled in the MS PHS (2 years) or Executive MS PHS (1 year) Program, or
    2. A UMMC medical resident with the recommendation of their residency program director and approval of the SOPH Dean, accepted and enrolled in the MS PHS (2 years) or Executive MS PHS (1 year) program, or
    3. A UMMC MD/Ph.D. PHS student with the recommendations of the program directors and approval of the SOPH Dean, accepted and enrolled in the Ph.D. PHS program, and
  • Recipient must maintain satisfactory academic progress toward timely degree completion.
For more information, contact the SOPH Office of the Dean by email at pophealth@umc.edu.