Fund your public health degree

Students admitted to the Master of Public Health programs may seek funding through a variety of sources. All applicants are encouraged to review these opportunities and, where eligible, consider applying.

Funding Sources Outside UIS

Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA)

The IPHA awards one Edith Heide Memorial Scholarship and three scholarships each year to Illinois residents and three scholarships each year to Illinois residents seeking an advanced degree in public health.

National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

NEHA/AAS Scholarship award is for U.S. students majoring in environmental health who are enrolled in an approved college/university that is accredited by the Environmental Health Accreditation Council.

American Public Health Association (APHA)

American Public Health Association's Student Assembly offers awards that honor public health professionals, students, and leaders in the field.

Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)

The Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health organization offers a variety of scholarships: Financing Your Degree

Funding Sources Inside UIS

Graduate Public Service Internship Program (GPSI)

The Office of Graduate Intern Programs located within Center for State Policy and Leadership, manages the GPSI Program for graduate students at UIS. If you need additional information, the GPSI Program Director or staff welcome you to talk with them. GPSI holds numerous rounds of hiring throughout the year. Please check the Interview Logistics page for the latest round of hiring information. These options are for on-campus students, only. Online students, who will live within a commutable distance to Central Illinois and the Greater Chicago area, are welcome to apply for the GPSI “Scholarship/Internship” Program. Contact GPSI office ASAP to explore this World-Renowned graduate study funding program.

Graduate Assistantships

UIS Graduate Assistantships may be offered within graduate degree programs as well as within other units of the university. Graduate Assistantships are a great way for Master’s degree-seeking students to earn a monthly Stipend, and Tuition Waiver, as well as gain real-world experiences in all aspects. UIS awards approximately 60 assistantships to qualified students each year. With a limited number of positions, the program can be highly competitive. The annual deadline to apply is March 15 of each year. For all inquiries, please contact Graduate Assistantship Program at for further information.


Hundreds of scholarships are available each year through the UIS Donor-Funded Institutional Scholarship Application. For example, the Evelyn Zimmerman Scholarship in Public Health provides merit-based support for students in the MPH and MPH-EH program.

The Donor-Funded Scholarship Application is available November 1 to February 15th of the year prior to the award year.

Tuition Fee and Cost of Study

For tuition fees, please refer to the UIS Tuition Calculation webpage, and make sure that you select the “Graduate” tab FIRST near the top. For example, based on the current tuition rate per hour on the UIS Tuition Calculator webpage, the tuition fee for the Online MPH Program (100% Online Courses) is around $21,344 (without counting the cost of textbooks and other miscellaneous items). The tuition fee for non-resident on-campus MPH students is around $43,076 (without the estimate of the cost of textbooks, housing, transportation, and other miscellaneous items).

This calculator provides an ESTIMATE of your total tuition, fees, and assessments. All amounts are SUBJECT TO CHANGE without advance notice. For official information, please visit the Tuition website and contact the Office of Records and Registration. You may also wish to review housing information and costs. The estimated total cost of attendance is located on the Financial Assistance website.

Please note that the information provided is current as of July 2022 and is subject to change.

Financial Assistance

If you are a domestic student, the UIS Office of Financial Assistance aspires to ensure access to and affordability of a UIS education. For assistance with financial aid questions, contact the Office of Financial Assistance at for more information.