MPH and MS students are considered for scholarships at the time of application based upon academic merit, financial need and fit with Dornsife School of Public Health. If accepted to the Dornsife School, students are notified of scholarship eligibility in their acceptance packet. Approximately 50% of entering students each year receive some type of scholarship.
Dornsife School of Public Health Endowed Scholarships and Fellowships
All MPH applicants are considered for the following endowed scholarships and fellowships. Applicants should indicate their interest and fit with a specific scholarship by submitting a supplemental one-page essay with their application. Applicants interested in being considered for the endowed scholarships are encouraged to apply no later than January 15.
The Dornsife Public Health Fellows are incoming students of exceptional promise. Preference is given to students with strong interest or experience in urban health and health disparities as well as to students from under-represented groups (based on race/ethnicity or economic disadvantage). International students are also eligible.
Each student receives a half tuition award each academic term and an $8,000 per year assistantship ($1000 a month for 8 months) to work as a research assistant with a faculty member for 15 hours a week. Continuation of the scholarship and research assistantship in the second year is conditional on progress.
Dornsife Public Health Fellows
About Dana and David Dornsife
The Dornsife International Fellows award is designed for outstanding international applicants whose career and research interests align with the Dornsife School of Public Health's focus on global, urban health. Both MPH and MS applicants are eligible.
Each student receives a half tuition award each academic term and an $8,000 a year assistantship ($1000 a month for 8 months) to work as a research assistant with a faculty member for 15 hours a week. Continuation of the scholarship and research assistantship in the second year is conditional on progress.
The Marla J. Gold, MD Endowed Scholarship Fund offers financial assistance in the form of tuition awards for the MPH portion of the program to students pursuing the joint MD/MPH degree at Drexel University. The Gold Scholarship is awarded to an MD/MPH student with experience and special interests in leadership as it relates to public health and medicine.
About Marla J. Gold
The Arthur L. Frank Endowed Scholarship Fund offers financial assistance in the form of tuition awards for students majoring in Environmental and Occupational health who share the life-long commitment of Dr. Arthur L. Frank to advance and improve the health and safety of all workers and their natural and man-made environments.
About Arthur L. Frank
The Joseph C. Tringali Memorial Scholarship offers financial assistance in the form of tuition awards to students committed to the improvement of maternal and child health. The scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates a firm commitment to embarking on a career in public health that will address the challenges facing disadvantaged children and mothers and improve their opportunities for healthy and productive lives.
About Joseph C. Tringali
Urban Health Collaborative Master's Fellowships
The Drexel Urban Health Collaborative (UHC) will supports a limited number of master's students interested in urban health research each academic year. UHC master's fellows will receive an $8,000 stipend ($1,000 monthly) to work 15 hours per week with a faculty mentor/sponsor. Prospective UHC master's fellows will be considered for these positions based upon their exceptional academic promise and their interest in urban health as evidenced in their application for admission. UHC master's fellows are also eligible to receive the Dornsife School of Public Health's Dean's Scholarships. UHC master's fellows can continue their positions into the second year provided they remain in good academic standing and submit a letter of support from their faculty mentor/sponsor.
Teaching and Research Assistantships
Once enrolled in the program, many full-time MPH or MS students work on a part-time basis as research assistants for faculty members or for research centers at Dornsife School of Public Health and throughout the University. Second-year MPH students are eligible to be teaching assistants for first-year MPH courses. These positions are paid on an hourly basis, and given to students in good academic standing. Other opportunities throughout Drexel University may also be available.
City Year Partnership
Drexel University is pleased to partner with City Year to offer a 25% annual scholarship for both the full-time and Executive Master's in Public Health (MPH) programs. This scholarship is renewable throughout the length of the academic program (not to exceed four years). City Year alumni must serve at least one year with the program to be eligible, and City Year staff members must be employed for at least two years. Note: program deferrals are not available in the Dornsife School of Public Health.
Drexel–City Year Partnership Information