Financial Assistance

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees for the Master of Public Health program can be found with our School of Graduate Studies. Tuition is based on a per credit charge up to 12 credits per semester. The same rate applies to both international and domestic students.


The MPH program is excited to be a North Star Award participating program. In order to be eligible for the award consideration, applicants must have graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from a partnering university (see current list of participating universities). 

MPH program applicants must apply through SOPHAS and may contact the program for a fee waiver prior to submission of the SOPHAS application. Applicants must provide the current SOPHAS application fee being charged (listed as primary or secondary). Applicants must submit their application through SOPHAS by July 1st in order to be considered. Earlier applications may receive priority review and selection.

·        The North Star Award is intended only for full time students (Minimum of 9 credits per semester).

·        Funding will cover 4 consecutive semesters (does not include the summer sessions)

·        Dual degrees and any classes taken outside of the program requirements or non-MPHP electives will not be covered.

·        All fees and expenses are the responsibility of the student

·        Students must maintain a 3.0 and remain in good standing (see MPH Handbook)

·        The student must not be in any violation of program, department or university policies and must comply with all standards of conduct. 

If you have any questions about the North Star Award or the MPH program, please contact the MPH program at

The MPH program recognizes that the Capstone Experience may entail expenses for the student (e.g., survey instruments, materials, etc.). The MPH program provides financial support, on a competitive basis, for student capstone projects up to $250 per student. Recognizing that international projects entail greater expense, Global Health capstones that include international travel are allotted up to $500. Full details about financial assistance for the Capstone Experience can be obtained from the MPH Office.

The MPH program and the School of Graduate Studies considers attendance at international, national, state, and local conferences an integral part of the professional development process. As such, the MPH program and School of Graduate Studies offer financial assistance to students attending these conferences. Students who are presenting at the conference are given priority for the following funding opportunities:

●  MPH Program Support - Awarded on a case-by-case basis and depending on available funds, up to $500 per student, per academic career for domestic projects and up to $1,000.00 for international work. Students should contact the MPH program directly about these awards.

●  Graduate Student Travel Award - Awarded on a case-by-case basis, the maximum contribution from the School of Graduate Studies is $500 for travel within the United States and $1,000 for travel outside of the United States in support of conference-related expenses such as registration, lodging, meals, and transportation. Students should contact the School of Graduate Studies for further details on the Graduate Student Travel Award. Additional information is also available online at: .

●  Verhosek Fund (“V” Fund) - Awarded on a case-by-case basis, up to $200 per student. Applicant must be a presenter at a conference to be eligible. The “V” Fund is administered by the Graduate Student Senate.

The Eva L. Pancoast Memorial Fellowship

The Eva L. Pancoast Memorial Fund helps women graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences and/or women students in the School of Graduate Studies extend their education by foreign study or foreign travel, or both. It may be used any time during the twelve months following graduation, or, in the case of graduate students, in the twelve months following the current academic year. Recipients of the fellowship must report on the completed project with reasonable documentary evidence of major expenditures.

Award Amount: 

The amounts of the fellowships vary, but generally range from $1,000-$3,500.

Additional information and application may be obtained by contacting the Dean of Undergraduate Studies at 216.368.2928

Further information on outside funding and scholarship opportunities can be found with our School of Graduate Studies as well as the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health


Pursuing a graduate degree at Case Western Reserve University is an opportunity to advance your education, and your career.

There are a number of options available to you to finance your next degree, including departmental assistance and loans.

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