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

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


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


Dushanka V. Kleinman Award for Outstanding Capstone or Internship Project in the Department of Health Policy and Management. 

Laura B. Wilson Service Award in the Department of Health Policy and Management.