MPH Tuition and Aid

Current Tuition and Fees

To determine the cost of attendance for the Master of Public Health (MPH) program, visit the UW–Madison Bursar’s Office website and click on “View Tuition Rates Workbook,” then on “Tuition and Fee Schedule.” From there select “Master’s and PhD Program Rates” from Tuition Rate Group column. Select “Health Professional Programs” from the Specific Tuition Rate column.

Financial Aid

Many students use financial aid to fund some of their education. Federal financial aid offers for the academic year are typically sent out in late March–early April to incoming MPH students who have the completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file. The UW–Madison FAFSA school code is 003895. Please note that the Office of Student Financial Aid offers federal loans, not merit-based scholarships.

Graduate Assistantships

Master of Public Health students frequently pursue and obtain funding through graduate assistantship positions on campus. These include teaching assistantships (TA), project assistantships (PA) or research assistantships (RA). Current compensation for a TA, PA or RA is a full tuition waiver (resident and non-resident), a monthly stipend and insurance benefits. Availability of these positions varies from semester to semester, but many of our students are able to obtain these positions for at least some of their time in our program.

The best way to find an assistantship is to begin networking as soon as you’re admitted to our program. We encourage UW–Madison graduates to contact the department they graduated from to learn about potential assistantships as this tends to be a good lead for opportunities.

The MPH program will share assistantship opportunities with current and incoming students as we learn about them.

While an assistantship is an ideal option, there are many student hourly jobs available both on and off campus. Visit Student Jobs to search for jobs that align with your interests, experience, and/or career goals.


At this time, UW–Madison is unable to provide merit-based scholarships. Incoming students are encouraged to search the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub for campuswide scholarship opportunities.