Illini Union

Community Health:

Master of Public Health

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Assess community needs. Develop innovative solutions. Implement impactful programs and policies. Focus on prevention. Build stronger, healthier communities.

Financial Aid & Scholarships


The Illinois MPH Program provides scholarships ranging from $1,000-$10,000 based on merit and/or need.  There is no separate scholarship application.  The application materials a student submits for admission are used to determine scholarship awards.

In order to be considered for a scholarship, applications must be submitted by the final deadline of March 1st.

Students who are offered a scholarship will be notified by early March.


Like many professional degree programs, the MPH program is self-supporting and does not offer or accept tuition waivers*. However, there are still opportunities for financial assistance which can include:

  • Program-specific scholarships (see above)
  • The Scholarship Finder document provides access to potential awards and scholarships that may be of interest (tailored towards students within the program). Click here to learn more
  • Other scholarships
  • Graduate hourly positions offered on-campus (e.g. graders, research) that are willing to support an hourly position instead of providing a waiver or stipend
  • Paid internships during the summer Applied Practice Experience (internship)
  • On-campus or off-campus employment
  • Other Financial Aid (see the Office of Student Financial Aid)

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