Financing Your Public Health Education

A graduate degree in public health is an investment in your future. At Boston University School of Public Health, we understand how important finances are in making the decision to attend graduate school. We offer many resources to assist incoming graduate students. Graduate school is a goal-affirming decision and we are here to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Funding Sources for the School of Public Health

Graduate students in the School of Public Health find funding in the form of scholarships, grants, fellowships, and employment both within the University and from outside organizations. Our extensive lists of funding opportunities and scholarship search resources support our incoming students’ financial needs.

Funding Sources Inside BU

Boston University provides scholarships for Master of Public Health, Master of Science, and Doctoral Program students. Learn more about the requirements and deadlines for each scholarship on our Funding Sources Inside BU page.

Funding Sources Outside of BU

Our list of scholarship search resources is curated to provide incoming SPH students with a strong starting point in their search for funding. We maintain a list of particular scholarships, grants, and fellowships for which SPH students may be eligible. Learn more about funding sources from outside BU today.

Funding for International Students

International students are eligible for merit-based aid for Master of Public Health, Master of Science, and Doctor of Public Health degree programs. We provide resources for international students, which can be found on our Funding for International Students page.

Internships and Student Employment

Boston is a hub of public health-related organizations and initiatives, with prominent organizations holding a strong presence within the city. Many students engage in internships and employment—either as work-study within the school or with a hospital or other public health-related employer in the city of Boston—as a means of funding their education. We provide internal jobs boards, resources, and lists of external employers in the city of Boston on our Student Employment page.

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Our Tuition and Fees page breaks down the cost per credit for all academic graduate degrees within SPH as well as the full tuition cost for the MPH program. On our Applying for Aid page, students can learn more about the different types of aid available to public health students. They can also visit the BU Medical Center Student Financial Services page to find more detailed guidance for submitting financial aid applications.

Support and Assistance Financing Your Public Health Degree

At Boston University School of Public Health, we work tirelessly to ensure each student has the resources, support, and ability to finance their public health degree. In fact, 92% of incoming students receive financial assistance. If you’re interested in learning more, request more information today.