Financial Aid

Financial Support

Financial support is provided through merit-based assistantships and scholarships We seek candidates who are intellectually curious, highly motivated, and committed to the study of public health. All aspects of your application are very important for the scholarship review process, including your personal statement, academic transcripts, standardized test scores, letters of reference, and resume. Applicants should apply by January 2 for the best chance of being offered scholarships and financial support.

MPH Program Partial Scholarships

MPH Program partial scholarships are also available to a limited number of highly qualified part-time and full-time students. MPH Program partial scholarships cover up to 25% of the tuition costs. Applicants are automatically considered for partial scholarship support as part of the admissions process.

MPH Global Health Scholars Program

The MPH Global Health Scholars Program is available to highly qualified first year MPH students with experience or interest in global health. The Scholars Program includes enhanced educational activities, travel opportunities, and a scholarship award equivalent to 25% of tuition costs, which can be applied toward tuition and health insurance fees. Scholars take at least three courses per semester, in addition to the summer internship.

The MPH Global Health Scholars Program enhances the educational experience of select Brown MPH students and provides these students with the opportunity to make important contributions to global health research and practice. Scholars are matched with faculty mentors and incorporate global health into their academic work in the summer internship, one of their fall courses and one of their spring courses during the first academic year. Scholars will be prepared to compete for several available Brown University summer travel funds for global health experience in the summer between the first and second years of the MPH Program.

Your admission materials will serve as the application for this Scholars Program. You are encouraged to expand in your personal statement why you would like to be considered for the MPH Global Health Scholars Program.

MPH Global Health Scholars are awarded for one academic year with the potential for renewal for a second year.

MPH Assistantships

MPH Assistantships are available for highly qualified students. MPH Assistantships provide a monthly stipend and a scholarship award. First-year students awarded a Standard MPH Assistantship receive a monthly stipend of $1000 and a scholarship award that covers approximately 50% of tuition costs, which can be applied toward tuition and health insurance fees. The student works for the sponsor in public health research or practice during the summer internship, 20 hours per week during the academic year, plus one 40 hour week during the winter break.

First-year students awarded a Partial MPH Assistantship receive a monthly stipend of $667, as well as a scholarship award that covers approximately 1/3 of tuition costs, which can be applied toward tuition and health insurance fees. The student works for the sponsor in public health research or practice during the summer internship, 12 hours per week during the academic year, plus one 30 hour week during the winter break.

Applicants are automatically considered for MPH assistantships as part of the admissions process, if financial assistance is requested. MPH assistantships are awarded for one academic year with the potential for renewal for a second year. Students awarded MPH assistantships take at least three courses per semester.

The number and type of MPH assistantships available varies each year depending on the number of sponsors. Past sponsors include research centers of the Brown University Public Health Program, the Rhode Island Department of Health, and other public health related organizations. When possible, the MPH assistantship is coordinated with the required internships and many students have been able to develop thesis projects with their assistantship sites.