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Arnold School of Public Health

Financial Aid Information

There are a number of ways to fund your education. Our graduate students receive funding through scholarships, fellowships, internships, graduate assistantships, and more. 

Financial Aid


Scholarships and Fellowships

Public health scholarship and fellowship information is distributed via student email listservs and also posted within the  MySPH (My Source for Public Health) Opportunity Manager. Since the Arnold School of Public Health is a member of the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health  (ASPPH), graduate students are eligible for fellowships offered through ASPPH. The University of South Carolina Graduate School also has a listing of available fellowships and awards. For a list of scholarships offered by department please visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships Departmental Scholarships website.


Grants, Loans, and Other Financial Assistance

The University of South Carolina Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships provides access to a variety of grants and loans for students in graduate programs of study. Financial aid inquiries should be made to:

Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
University of South Carolina
1244 Blossom St., Suite 200
Columbia, S.C. 29208
Phone: 803-777-8134
Office hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST 

Financial Support


Internships and Traineeships

Public health internship and traineeship information is distributed via student email listservs and also posted within the MySPH (My Source for Public Health) Opportunity Manager.


Graduate Assistantships

A limited number of Graduate Assistantships are available for full-time students. These assistantships provide a special tuition rate and a stipend in return for 10-20 hours of work per week under the direction of Arnold School of Public Health faculty. To qualify for an assistantship, a student must be fully admitted to a degree program, maintain a 3.0 average, and enroll in at least six credit hours.

Applicants interested in being considered for a GA, should contact the program in which they applied for further information.

In addition, the MySPH (My Source for Public Health) Opportunity Manager provides a centralized location for posting, searching, and applying for graduate assistantships, practicum/residency opportunities, and internships. 


Behavioral-Biomedical Interface Program

Supported by an NIH T32 training grant from the National Institute for General Medical Sciences, the Behavioral-Biomedical Interface Program (BBIP) is designed for select students beginning their doctoral studies in Epidemiology, Exercise Science, or Psychology. The purpose of this interface program is to prepare behavioral scientists through their exposure to biomedical/biological training so that they will function more effectively as members of interdisciplinary research teams. The thematic emphasis for BBIP is on health-related research problems that are linked to prevention science, the developmental sciences (broadly construed), or both.

More information is available on the BBIP website.

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