Scholarships and Assistantships
CUNY SPH awards several Dean’s Scholarships to MPH students each academic year. Potential candidates for these scholarships are identified from our pool of admitted students. There is no formal application for these scholarships. Each scholarship awarded will be for the amount of $4,000. The scholarship will be distributed in two parts: $2,000 for the first semester and $2,000 for the second semester.
Students applying for spring admission will be awarded $2,000 for that semester based on availability of funds.
No additional application required – we will review based on completed SOPHAS applications for all MPH applicants.
Undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher. Once awarded a Dean’s Scholarship, you must maintain a minimum of a 3.5 Graduate GPA. Candidates are also required to commit to enroll for at least 6 credits per semester.
SPH awards Graduate Fellowships to incoming DPH students each academic year. The Admissions Committee members identify potential candidates for Graduate Fellowships from our pool of admitted students, there is no formal application for the Fellowship. The Admissions Committee selects potential candidates based on excellent entering academic
Graduate Assistants are awarded a stipend plus in-state tuition. In addition to the stipend and in-state tuition waiver, Graduate Assistants are also given the opportunity to work as research assistants and/or teaching assistants on faculty scholarship projects. Graduate Assistants are often matched with projects in their own area of interest and thereby gain immeasurable experience through this work.
Other scholarship opportunities
The Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship Program (MGSP) is a collaborative partnership between a number of academic institutions and the City of New York to inspire and assist City government employees in attaining their goals in higher education.
Participating colleges and universities offer full or partial scholarships to City employees in a variety of program areas, including public health.
Students enrolled or planning to enroll in the spring, summer, or fall 2017 academic year are eligible to apply for a $2,000 scholarship from DCAcars by submitting an essay entitle, “Driverless Vehicles” by April 30, 2017. Details are available on the DCAcar website.
The M.S. in industrial hygiene is an ABET accredited program funded through the NIOSH ERCs. Students admitted into the M.S. degree program are eligible for at least 24 credits of tuition reimbursement. Admission criteria for the M.S. degree include a baccalaureate degree in a science or engineering, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0., and a minimum GRE score of 150 for quantitative and verbal reasoning. Considerations will be given to promising applicants that are currently working in the field. All applicants must have completed at least 40 credit hours in the following courses: biology, chemistry, health sciences, mathematics, statistics, physics, or engineering prior to admission.
In 2003, the University Student Senate of the City University of New York established the Donald & Mary Ellen Passantino Scholarship; which was renamed the USS Donald and Mary Ellen Passantino International Students and Students with Disabilities Scholarship in 2010. The scholarship recognizes international students and students with disabilities who have demonstrated outstanding scholarship and enthusiastic leadership and service under extraordinary circumstances. Two students per campus, per academic year are awarded the scholarship.
Established in 1995 by the University Student Senate of the City University of New York, the USS Merit Scholarship was renamed the Ernesto Malave Merit Scholarship in 2010. The scholarship awards one student per campus, per academic year for demonstrating outstanding academic and leadership performance under extraordinary circumstances.
In 2013, the University Student Senate of the City University of New York established the Graduate Peer Mentoring Scholarship. The scholarship awards one student per campus, per academic year for demonstrating a tremendous effort to help other graduate students through academic support, professional development, and leadership development within their college community.