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 in financial aid last year. Check the school-level tuition and financial aid overview to review options for financing your degree, then contact your department for more information.

Financial support is available for PhD students in the form of tuition and stipend through the graduate student research (GSR) program from the school. Stipends are made available from both the department and individual research laboratories. Although all PhD students are considered for financial aid per the department’s rolling admissions policy, it is best to have your application completed by January 15th as most GSR appointments are awarded early in the admissions process. 

Master’s students in general environmental health and/or environmental health risk assessment are eligible for support, it is expected that tuition and stipends for these students will be derived from external sources. MPH students are not eligible for aid from the department.