Fully Funded Ph.D. Programs in Public Health
Brown University (Providence, RI): All students admitted to the Ph.D. program receive funding in
the form of a fellowship, teaching assistantship, traineeship, or research assistantship. The funding
package includes tuition, health insurance, health services fee, and an annual stipend of $32,533.
Official Link: https://www.brown.edu/academics/public-health/academics
Columbia University (New York, NY): All Ph.D. students receive full tuition, a stipend, and health
insurance coverage. The amount of the stipend is set by Columbia University. Support is provided
throughout the entire five years the student is in the program.
Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA): All admitted, doctoral students who plan to study fulltime will be considered for Graduate Research Assistantships (GRAs) and/or Graduate Teaching
Assistantships (GTAs). Assistantships cover the cost of tuition and provide an annual stipend of
$22,000 for at least three years.
Harvard University (Cambridge, MA): All admitted students to the Ph.D. Program in Biological
Sciences in Public Health, including international students, are guaranteed full funding, which
includes a stipend, as well as tuition and health insurance.
Official Link: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/biological-sciences/
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
(Indianapolis, IN): For full-time students only, the program will typically provide funding support in
the form of tuition remission, a stipend to cover living expenses, and health insurance. This support
typically requires a 20 hour per week work assignment.
Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD): All Ph.D. students receive full financial support, which
covers tuition, fees, medical insurance and a stipend for living expenses. Graduate students are not
required to serve as teaching assistants, although opportunities to teach are available if a student so
McGill University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada): The Department, jointly with the Ph.D. student,
offers an annual funding package valued at a minimum of $25,000 CAD, plus tuition and fees for a
maximum of four years.
New York University (New York, NY): The College of Global Public Health offers doctoral students
financial support designed to help you undertake full-time study and research, to participate in
superior academic and scholarly experiences, and to complete your studies in a timely manner.
Average stipend amount of $27,000 per academic year.
Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA): The majority of graduate students entering our
Ph.D. program receive funding through teaching assistantships. Others receive funding through
research assistantships or through graduate school, training grants, or external programs.
Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada): Funding for Ph.D. students comes from a variety of
sources, including Queen’s University, research and teaching assistantships, and external studentships.
Official Link: https://hhd.psu.edu/graduate/degree-options