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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.

Student Stipends

PhD student stipends are assigned on a competitive basis as funds are available. The current graduate student stipend is $24,150 per year for a timeframe specified in the admission letter. All students on stipends must complete the SOPH Graduate Student on Stipend Agreement. 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.

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 Dean's Scholarship for the upcoming fall semester should apply for admission prior to December 15.

For more information, contact the SOPH Office of the Dean by email at pophealth@umc.edu.

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 for programs beginning with the summer semester is May 15 and 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/PhD PHS student with the recommendations of the program directors and approval of the SOPH Dean, accepted and enrolled in the PhD 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.