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Arnold School of Public Health


Funding

Assistantships (teaching, research, others)

  • All graduate assistants, master’s and doctoral, receive in-state tuition
  • Stipend amounts vary
    • Minimum master’s - $4,200 / semester
    • Minimum doctoral - $5,000 / semester
  • May include tuition supplement
  • To apply for:
    • GA positions, visit MYSPH.
  • TA positions in the department, contact the Graduate Directors.
  • To apply for TA positions outside the department or Arnold School of Public Health, contact the Undergraduate or Graduate Director for that department. Examples include Biology and Chemistry undergraduate classes/labs.

Funding and Fellowship Opportunities for Doctoral Students

All PhD students are offered the following:

  • an assistantship for at least 3 years
  • in-state tuition
  • minimum stipend of $5,000-$6,000 / semester
  • minimum $15,000 tuition supplement over three years

In addition, doctoral applicants are eligible for fellowships, detailed below.

Arnold School of Public Health Doctoral Fellowships
A limited number of fellowships are available each year for our most competitive Epidemiology and Biostatistics doctoral students. 

  • $10,000/year, renewable for two years
  • $5,000- $6,000 stipend per semester for three or four years
  • Full or partial tuition coverage with tuition remission

University of South Carolina Presidential Fellowship

  • In addition to the fellowship, recipients also receive full tuition coverage and $6,000 stipend per semester for four years
  • Visit the Graduate School website for more information

Behavioral and Biomedical Interface Program Training Grant (BBIP) (Epidemiology only)

  • T-32 predoctoral research training grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences
  • Open to epidemiology, psychology, and exercise science doctoral students
  • 1-2 competitive epidemiology students are typically chosen each year
  • Award includes:
    • full tuition, fees, insurance
    • competitive stipend at the current NIH level.
  • Applicants must be a US Citizen or US permanent resident to apply.
  • To apply, complete BBIP application along with your regular application for admission to our program under SOPHAS.

Interdisciplinary Graduate Training to Eliminate Cancer Disparities (IGniTE-CD)

  • Training grant sponsored by Susan G. Komen Graduate Training in Disparities Research Program
  • Open to doctoral students with demonstrated interest in breast cancer disparities research
  • Supports 3 doctoral students per year, typically in their 3rd or 4th year in their doctoral program
  • Award includes:
    • Competitive stipend
    • Tuition supplement
    • Travel funds for attending scientific meetings or professional development
  • Applicant need not be a US citizen to apply
  • Please see our website for more information: ignitecd.com

Funding for Master’s Students

Almost all master’s students who want an assistantship are able to find one within their first year of study and continue in that position during their second year.