Assistantships

We highly recommend you seek a Graduate Assistantship (GA) during your graduate academic career here at University of Maryland.

  • Financial assistance for Health Services graduate students is available through departmental administrative, research, and/or teaching assistantships.
  • Students may also seek teaching or research assistantships in other campus units.
  • Once awarded, you are an employee of the University.
  • Half-time assistantships are 10 hours, and Full-time are 20 hours per week.

When you complete the Graduate School application, check the box indicating that you wish to be considered for a Graduate Assistantship. There is no additional form to complete.

Access the Graduate School's website on funding your education and on identifying a Graduate Assistantship

We would encourage you to check out UMD GA Listings. This site will allow you apply for graduate assistantships across campus. A standard assistantship offers 10 credits of tuition remission, and a stipend that varies depending on if you have a 9 month assistantship or 12 month assistantship. Historically, The School of Public Health has not been known to post their graduate assistantships on that website. As a result I would advise you to keep your eye on the emails that will come from the SPH listserv (which you will be added to closer to your start date). For the same reason, another option would be to reach out to departments across campus that you may be interested in and see if they have funding for a GA the semester you will start.

If you would like to speak with a current student, please contact Dan Marthey at dmarthey.umd.edu

For more information, visit the Graduate School's webpage.

Scholarships 

For more information on obtaining a scholarship, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website, here. 

Student Awards

Award for Outstanding Capstone or Internship Project in the Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Eligibility: HPM Master Student Only
  • Monetary: $250 each
  • Number: 4 awards 
  • Criteria: That student must be a current HPM master student who has completed an outstanding capstone or internship project; be in good academic standing. 
  • Award Nomination Form
Outstanding Service Award in the Department of Health Policy and Management
  • Eligibility: HPM Graduate Student Only 
  • Monetary: $250 each
  • Number: 5 awards
  • Criteria: That student must be a current HPM student involved in outstanding service to the department, SPH, campus or community; demonstrate commitment to service; be in good academic standing.
  • Award Nomination Form
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Endowed Graduate Scholarship
  • Eligibility: SPH Graduate Student
  • Monetary: $1,000 each
  • Number: 3 awards
  • Criteria: Provide support for graduate students conducting research and/or an applied project to improve issues of health equity or to identify more effective methods of health service delivery. Selected on the basis of outstanding academic performance and demonstrated financial need.
  • Award Nomination Form
Kaiser Permanente Endowed Graduate Scholarship
  • Eligibility: SPH Graduate Student
  • Monetary: $1,000 each
  • Number: 3 awards
  • Criteria: Current SPH graduate students conducting research and/or applied projects to identify more effective methods of health care service delivery in community health care initiatives. Selected on the basis of outstanding academic performance and demonstrated financial need.
  • Award Nomination Form
Gliner Humor Scholarship
  • Eligibility: SPH Graduate Student
  • Monetary: $1,000 each
  • Number: 3 awards
  • Criteria: This award provides $1,000 support for a School of Public Health graduate student who has used humor-based activities to promote healthy aging or public health in research, teaching, or community outreach. 
  • Award Nomination Form
Seabury Aging Research Fellowship
  • Eligibility: SPH Graduate Student
  • Monetary: $750 each
  • Number: 2 awards
  • Criteria: This award honors of Retired Seabury Resources CEO Joseph Resch, to provide fellowships for graduate students conducting research in aging at the School of Public Health and Center for Aging.
  • Award Nomination Form