Most doctoral students receive some form of tuition assistance or other type of financial support. The Dornsife School is committed to supporting doctoral students during their program through fellowship, teaching and research assistantship opportunities, and stipend support from the Dornsife Alumni and Friends fund.
The Drexel Urban Health Collaborative Doctoral Fellows Program supports doctoral students at the Dornsife School of Public Health. The mission of the UHC is to improve health in cities by increasing scientific knowledge and public awareness of health and health variation within cities, and by promoting urban policies and partnerships that promote health and reduce health inequalities. UHC aims to (1) describe health variation in cities and conduct research on the drivers of population health and health inequalities in cities, (2) identify and evaluate policies to improve health in cities; (3) engage with communities and policy makers to disseminate information, promote public awareness, and catalyze action to build healthy cities.
The UHC Doctoral Fellows program will support up to four incoming doctoral students with a research focus on understanding and improving health in cities during the 2018-2019 academic year. Fellows will be supported to conduct urban health research under the mentorship of a faculty research sponsor, will receive tuition remission, and and will receive additional support for supplies and travel. Fellows will also participate in ongoing UHC research and training activities. Awards are renewable for a second year with consideration for a third.
Incoming students to the doctoral programs offered at the Dornsife School of Public Health (DrPH in Community Health and Prevention and PhD in Epidemiology) are eligible. Interested candidates should apply through the usual channels for admission and state interest in being considered for the UHC Doctoral Fellows program in the application personal essay.
UHC Doctoral Fellowship brochure (PDF)
Visit the Urban Health Collaborative website or email UHC@drexel.edu with questions about the Urban Health Collaborative Doctoral Fellowships.
Doctoral students are eligible for teaching and/or research assistantships. These assistantships typically require 20 hours of work a week on a research project or in teaching activities. Students receiving research or teaching assistantships are eligible for tuition remission from the University (and therefore do not pay tuition). All doctoral students are considered for assistantships when they are reviewed for admission.
Our mission to improve population health and eliminate health disparities all over the world begins with the ability to attract and support exceptional students who might not otherwise attend Drexel University or even have access to higher education. Gifts from our alumni and friends to the Dornsife Alumni & Friends Scholarship Fund will enable us to educate generations of promising public health specialists, who will in turn advance our common research, education, and service missions.