Financial Aid

Many Pitt Public Health doctoral students and some master’s students receive some type of financial aid in the form of student loans, full or partial scholarships, fellowships, student hourly jobs, or assistantships. While funding is not guaranteed for every student, Pitt Public Health provided more than 5 million dollars in financial aid last year. Check out the school-level tuition and financial aid overview to review all options on financing your degree, then contact your department for more information on specific awards and assistantships.

Biostatistics PhD Students

The Department of Biostatistics provides full financial aid for approximately 55 PhD students per year. The most common form of financial aid is as a graduate student researcher (GSR). A GSR is expected to work as a teaching assistant and/or student researcher working on one of the many funded research projects maintained by either the Department of Biostatistics or collaborators in other departments. Currently the stipend is $2,190 per month and includes a tuition waiver and medical benefits.

Biostatistics MS Students

The department awards financial aid to applicable MS students at the time of admission. Many MS students obtain jobs in the University or surrounding area performing data analysis and other statistical tasks. The department circulates job advertisements when available to all students.

Application deadlines

The PhD priority deadline for applications is December 15 and the hard deadline is January 5. MSĀ applications are due by January 15 for international and US applicants.

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Using SOPHAS, the centralized application service for graduate schools of public health.