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25 Most Affordable Campus MPH Programs for 2019
By Sam MacArthur

There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a Master in Public Health degree program: quality of the program, concentrations offered, the opportunity for mentorship in a student’s specific interests, student life, and location, to name a few. In addition, prospective students need to consider the cost of attending graduate school and the potential amount of debt owed upon completing the degree. Given that recent data puts graduating masters students at an average of $57,600 in debt, affordability should be a significant factor in your decision-making process.

Tuition is not the most foolproof way of estimating costs – many colleges will tack on fees of all kinds, and if you’re in an on-campus program, room and board will also come into play. However, keep in mind that there are ways to mitigate some of the costs through scholarships and grants that you apply for or that are awarded by a school. Opportunities for tuition remission and/or funding through graduate research assistant and teaching assistant positions may also be offered. Availability and amounts will vary by program.

Methodology: Ranking the Cheapest MPH Programs

To rank the 25 Most Affordable Campus MPH Programs, MPH Online searched exclusively for regionally-accredited, CEPH-recognized programs from schools and colleges of public health that have proven their worth. With those basic standards, students can be sure that even the cheapest Master of Public Health (MPH) programs will show a return. Cost does not automatically translate to quality, and the cheapest MPH programs also include some of the nation’s best.

Programs are arranged exclusively by cost, as determined by current IPEDS graduate tuition rates. For the overall Best On-Campus MPH Programs, see our ranking.

1. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Master in Public Health degree program makes educating the next generation of public health leaders their primary goal. The Boozman College of Public Health provides an MPH in public health with six concentrations, including Environmental & Occupational Health, Health Policy and Management, and Rural and Global Public Health. With UAMS’ commitment to affordability, their CEPH-accredited MPH will leave graduates without the burden of enormous student debt.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is a part of the University of Arkansas system, dating back to a medical school founded in 1879. As the leading health sciences institution in the state, UAMS is also home to the UAMS Medical Center, Arkansas’ leading teaching hospital. UAMS plays a crucial role in the healthcare system of Arkansas and the Deep South – not just in educating professionals, but providing care to underserved populations. The Boozman College of Public Health makes sure UAMS and its graduates stay true to that mission.

Degree: MPH – 6 concentrations

2. Texas A&M Health Science Center

The Texas A&M University Master in Public Health degree program is offered by the School of Public Health, which is in turn part of the TAMU Health Science Center – one of the most trusted healthcare institutions in the Southwest, and a growing influence in education for public health. TAMU’s MPH in public health offers 6 concentrations: environmental health, occupational safety and health, health promotion and community health sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, and health policy and management.

The TAMU Health Science Center began in 1999 as an independent member of the TAMU system, though it merged with the main Texas A&M University in 2013. With a special focus on rural medicine, veteran’s medicine, and medical engineering, TAMU HSC brings all of Texas A&M’s greatest strengths together to innovate and revolutionize public health study and practice. One of TAMU’s strengths is affordability, making TAMU one of the most affordable MPH programs as well – particularly for a program of its quality and influence.

Degree: MPH – 6 concentrations

3. San Diego State University

San Diego State University’s Master in Public Health degree program, from the School of Public Health, offers six concentrations for their master of public health degree. These include Biometry, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Health Management & Policy, Health Promotion & Behavioral Science, and Health Promotion & Behavioral Science (which is available only online). Additionally, SDSU’s affordable MPH programs offer students the opportunity to earn a dual degree with the Master of Social Work and a Master of Latin American Studies. The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredits SDSU’s School of Public Health.

San Diego State University was founded in 1897 and is considered the oldest and the largest institute of higher learning in San Diego County. One of the most diverse universities in the nation, SDSU is dedicated to community action and service, a commitment that feeds into the efforts of its education for public health programs. SDSU’s School of Public Health was established in 1980. SDSU is one of only four public health schools in California that has received national accreditation, and has earned a reputation as one of the best in the nation – as well as one of the most reasonably priced MPH programs.

Degree: MPH – 6 concentrations

4. University of North Texas Health Science Center

The University of North Texas Health Science Center‘s Master of Public Health degree (MPH) includes three areas of concentration: Epidemiology, Public Health Practice, and Maternal & Child Health. The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredits the UNTHSC MPH in public health degree programs. Some of the MPH’s coursework is available online. The tuition costs for Texas Residents are considered highly affordable; forty percent of students admitted receive some form of financial aid, scholarship, grant, or graduate assistant work-study programs.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center was established in 1970 and now leads all research health sciences schools in research growth. The UNTHSC 33-acre campus is located in Fort Worth’s Cultural District. The university is home to the Atrium Gallery which is a member of the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association. Their Master of Public Health degree is widely known as one of the most innovative MPH programs in the US.

Degree: MPH – 3 concentrations

5. University of Alabama – Birmingham

The University of Alabama, Birmingham’s Master in Public Health degree program offers the most affordable MPH program in Alabama. The School of Public Health prepares graduates with skills necessary to critically examine and to offer solutions to the ever-changing challenges in the public health arena. Degree candidates graduate with the knowledge and training to advance one’s career. An MPH in public health from UAB is offered in the following concentrations: Population Health, Epidemiology, Environmental & Occupational Health, Health Behavior, Maternal and Child Health Policy & Leadership, and Health Care Organization & Policy. The online students and on-campus students essentially pay the same tuition costs.

The University of Alabama, Birmingham is a public research facility that was founded in 1969 to bring affordable education to Alabama’s most prominent city. Today, the University of Alabama’s Health System is considered one of the largest medical academic centers in the country. UAB is Alabama’s largest employer with over 50,000 jobs needed to operate the university. UAB’s SOPH has earned accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

Degree: MPH

6. University of South Florida

The University of South Florida’s Master of Public Health degree program offers an incredible number of concentrations – far more than the average MPH in public health. A few concentrations include Applied Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health, Environmental Health, Maternal and Child Health, and Public Health Education. In addition to the many single concentrations, USF allows students to combine concentrations, such as Epidemiology and Global Health, making an education for public health that can go in many different career directions.

The USF College of Public Health is part of USF Health, one of the state’s foremost health sciences schools. Started in 1984, the College of Public Health is one of only three in the state that is CEPH accredited, and has emerged as one of the nation’s leaders in Master of Public Health (MPH) education. USF is also one of the most affordable MPH programs in the US, helping more public health professionals advance without breaking their bank.

Degree: MPH – 20 concentrations

7. University of Oklahoma Health Science Center

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center’s affordable MPH degree programs are available in the following concentrations: Health Promotion Science, Health Administration & Policy, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and interdisciplinary Public Health. The school also offers dual degrees that include MSW, JD or an MD. The Hudson College of Public Health is the only Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited public health school in the state of Oklahoma.

The University of Oklahoma is the flagship school of Oklahoma’s State University system. The school holds the distinction of enrolling the most National Merit Scholars among all public schools in the country. The 3,000-acre is home to two outstanding museums: the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.

Degree: MPH

8. Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University’s affordable Master of Public Health degree program requires the completion of 42-54 credit hours depending on the required dual concentrations chosen: Public Health Practice, Maternal and Child Health, Health Management & Policy, Global Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Behavioral Science & Health Education, and Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness (with online options). Students attending this affordable MPH program complete an internship to apply principles learned to a variety of public health settings. SLU’s MPH graduates pass the Public Health Certification exam at a rate of 91%, significantly higher than the national pass rate average.

Saint Louis University was originally founded in 1818. The school operates two campuses – the main 271-acre campus in Saint Louis and a campus in Madrid Spain (which has been open for 50 years). The Madrid campus is the first American Institute of higher learning recognized by Spain’s governing education authority. College of Public Health and Social Justice is the only Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited Catholic, Jesuit affiliated institution of higher learning in the country.

Degree: MPH – 8 concentrations (students choose 2)

9. CUNY School of Public Health

The CUNY School of Public Health affordable Master in Public Health degree offers five concentrations. The areas of focus include Public Health Nutrition, Health Policy & Management, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Community Health Education, and Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences. CUNY’s MPH programs offer the most affordable options for New York state residents. Tuition fees differ for international or out-of-state residents. The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredits CUNY’s Graduate College of Public Health & Health Policy.

The City University of New York was established in 1847 and is now comprised of 25 educational institutes, including the Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy. The School of Public Health is located on the island of Manhattan in the City of New York. CUNY recognizes the changing face of the public health field and is preparing new degree programs to meet these needs.

Degree: MPH – 5 concentrations

10. University at Albany

Part of the State University of New York system, the University at Albany’s Master of Public Health degree program offers six areas of focus: Biomedical sciences, Biostatistics, Environmental health sciences, Epidemiology, Health policy and management, Social behavior and community health. Students can also choose from three dual degrees – MPH/MSW, MPH/JD, and MPH/MD. Degree candidates are required to complete an internship of 720 hours – the most of any school in the country. This internship requirement can also be satisfied by a Peace Corps 27-month experience. UAlbany’s MPH graduates must complete 51 credit hours to finish the degree.

The University at Albany was established in 1844 and is part of the New York State University system. UAlbany’s affordable tuition rates make the MPH program in the state’s capital region a great value. UAlbany maintains an innovative partnership with the New York State Department of Health. The school’s MPH programs are consistently ranked among the best in the nation and one of the most affordable MPH programs in NY.

Degree: MPH – 6 concentrations

11. University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo’s Master in Public Health degree program comes from the only Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited public health school in western New York. The School of Public Health and Health Professions offers numerous concentrations in addition to their varied public health format options. They include an accelerated MPH option, eight dual degree options (with a variety of related disciplines), and five single-focused MPH programs in Biostatistics, Community Health and Health Behavior, Environmental Health, Health Services Administration and Biostatistics.

The State University of New York at Buffalo was established in 1846. The school operates with two campuses, one in Buffalo and another in Amherst, NY. University at Buffalo is the flagship school of the State University of New York system. Its 1,300+-acre campus is home to more than 30,000 students and nearly 3,000 staff members. SUNY Buffalo is a top tier university that offers tuition costs at a fraction of a similar quality private school, making it one of the most affordable MPH programs in the country.

Degree: MPH – 5 concentrations

12. Colorado School of Public Health

The Colorado School of Public Health Master of Public Health degree program comes from their three collaborative higher learning institutions. The MPH areas of concentration differ among the three contributing schools. The University of Colorado’s campus offers 15 different focus areas. The Colorado State University campus offers six focus areas, while the University of Northern Colorado campus offers three areas of concentration through their MPH in Public Health evening programs. The Colorado School of Public Health also offers an online option for students. Check that your state accepts the required reciprocity.

The Colorado School of Public Health officially opened their doors in 2008. This accredited school is a collaborative effort of three Colorado-based institutions of higher learning: the University of Northern Colorado, the Colorado State University, and the University of Colorado. By bringing together the education for public health programs at each of these institutions, the Colorado School of Public Health is able to provide more options and resources than almost any other, and to provide one of the most affordable MPH programs in the US.

Degree: MPH – up to 15 concentrations

13. Oregon State University

Oregon State University’s Master in Public Health degree program offers the following on-campus concentrations: Physical Activity, Health Promotion, Health Management, Biostatistics, Environmental & Occupational Health, Epidemiology, and Global Health. Additionally, Oregon State University offers an accelerated MPH program, an online MPH 60 credit option and a dual degree option that coordinates with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. MPH degree candidates must complete a 200-hour (5-credit) internship in a variety of healthcare environments.

Oregon State University was established as a land-grant school in 1868. The school also holds the distinction as a sea-grant, space-grant, and sun-grant university. Oregon State University is one of three schools in the country to receive all four grant designations. The MPH in Public Health program offered by Oregon State University has received accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and offers one of the nation’s lowest cost MPH programs.

Degree: MPH – 7 concentrations

14. East Tennessee State University

The East Tennessee State University Master of Public Health degree, from the College of Public Health, offers five concentrations: biostatics, environmental health, community health, health services administration, and epidemiology. The school also offers an MD/MPH dual degree program and a PharmD/MPH dual degree program. The MPH program has been accredited since 2000 and is affiliated with more than 175 sites where students can complete internships. The school has a low student-to-faculty ratio, which enables students to receive more individualized attention from their instructors.

East Tennessee State University offers an affordable MPH program, with lower tuition rates than many other schools of public health. Students participate in more than 90% of the school’s funded research projects and there are plenty of mentoring and career counseling opportunities available. The school is located just an hour from both Asheville, NC, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so students who opt to live on-campus will be able to enjoy the picturesque landscapes and assortment of outdoor recreational activities that have made the area one of the country’s leading tourist destinations.

Degree: MPH – 5 concentrations

15. University of Illinois at Chicago

The School of Public Health offers the University of Illinois at Chicago Master in Public Health degree in four concentrations: community health sciences; environmental and occupational health sciences; epidemiology and biostatistics; and environmental and occupational health sciences. The program, one of the cheapest MPH programs, takes two years to complete and includes a capstone project and field experience in addition to classroom work.

The School of Public Health offers an abundance of opportunities to allow students to engage in research and delve into hands-on learning experiences. The school’s location in Chicago, with its diverse multicultural neighborhoods, offers an opportunity for students to learn about real-world public health issues and how to address them. In addition to the MPH degree, the school also offers a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) as well as several joint degree programs in coordination with other colleges.

Degree: MPH – 6 concentrations

16. University of Nebraska Medical Center

The University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Master of Public Health degree at the College of Public Health is a 42-credit-hour program with a core curriculum designed to prepare all students with a solid base of knowledge in public health, regardless of the student’s chosen concentration, which takes up exactly half of the full program (21 credit hours). The concentrations available for UNMC’s master in public health degree are biostatistics; epidemiology; environmental and occupational health; health promotion; public health administration and policy; and maternal and child health.

The UNMC College of Public Health is committed to improving public health in Nebraska and actively works with community partners, including State and local health departments, to develop and implement public health policies. The school provides students with many opportunities to help improve public health through partnerships and placements with insurance companies, community organizations, and health care systems. These opportunities prepare students for the future and give them an advantage over other applicants after graduation, especially savings – UNMC is one of the Midwest’s most affordable MPH programs.

Degree: MPH – 3 concentrations

17. University of Georgia

The University of Georgia’s Master in Public Health degree is designed to train students to provide leadership in the area of public health. The MPH in public health offers field learning experiences and academic preparation for health professionals who want to build on their current experiences and advance their knowledge and skills as well as for students who are just starting out in their careers. The University of Georgia offers seven concentrations: biostatistics; gerontology; health promotion and behavior; disaster management; epidemiology; environmental health science; and health policy and management.

The University of Georgia College of Public Health has been providing education for public health since 2005. The school is nationally recognized for its work on disaster preparedness, aging, workplace health, and global infectious diseases. In addition to its master in public health degree, among the lowest-cost MPH programs in the South, UGA also offers six dual degree programs that include an MPH in public health.

Degree: MPH – 7 concentrations

18. Loma Linda University

Loma Linda University’s Master of Public Health degree offers six concentrations: epidemiology, global health, health education, lifestyle management, nutrition with a coordinated program in dietetics, and population medicine. The lifestyle management concentration is available online. As part of the program, students are required to participate in a 400-hour practicum, which is a supervised work experience completed at a local hospital, health department, or other community health organization.

The Loma Linda University School of Public Health has been providing faith-based education for public health for fifty years. The school is located in sunny Southern California and has a 1:5 faculty to student ratio and an 86% job placement rate. The school has a diverse student body, with more than 80 countries represented to benefit from one of the best value MPH programs.

Degree: MPH – 6 concentrations

19. University of Louisville

The University of Louisville Master in Public Health degree provides students with a solid foundation in education for public health based on academic and applied research and involvement in the community. The school uses innovative information technologies and challenging experiences in the real world to help prepare students for a rewarding career in public health. There are five tracks available: epidemiology; health policy; biostatistics; health behavior; and global public health with an emphasis on maternal and child health.

The University of Louisville School of Public Health & Information Sciences is committed to becoming internationally recognized for excellence in the creation and application of public health knowledge. If you’re shopping around for a low-cost MPH program, it’s worth noting that the school has a program that allows students from the seven states bordering Kentucky (Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia) to pay the in-state tuition rate.

Degree: MPH – 5 concentrations

20. University of Florida

The University of Florida Master of Public Health degree comes in six different concentrations: public health practice; epidemiology; biostatistics; environmental health; public health management and policy; and social and behavioral sciences. The College of Public Health and Health Professions also has an accelerated MPH program and a combined bachelor’s/MPH degree program. They have several collaborative and joint MPH degrees that allow students to pursue a doctoral degree while earning their MPH in public health.

The College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida has received over $100 million in grants over the past three years. This funding enables faculty members to conduct research on topics such as dementia, muscular dystrophy, addiction, obesity, nutrition, infectious diseases, and suicidal ideation. That means world-class research to add to one of the nation’s best value MPH programs.

Degree: MPH – 6 concentrations

21. University of South Carolina

The Arnold School of Public Health offers the University of South Carolina Master in Public Health degree in five concentrations: environmental health sciences; epidemiology; health promotion, education, and behavior; health services policy and management; and physical activity and public health. The school has redesigned its MPH programs and is getting ready to launch its new affordable MPH curriculum, which includes a 12-credit core curriculum covering the foundational competencies of a public health education and ranks among the most reasonably priced MPH programs.

The Arnold School of Public Health values research. The school has a $30 million research budget and its researchers publish hundred of peer-reviewed journal articles each year. The school’s faculty has expertise in many areas, including policy development, speech production, nutrition, stroke recovery, epidemiology, obesity, food safety, and tobacco control. Students at the Arnold School are engaged in research as research assistance and through collaborations with faculty members, which allow students to be mentored by experienced researchers. The Support to Promote Advancement of Research and Creativity provides grants of up to $5,000 to fund research being performed by graduate students.

Degree: MPH – 5 concentrations

22. Rutgers University

The Rutgers School of Public Health Master in Public Health degree includes nine concentrations: biostatistics; epidemiology; environmental health sciences; global public health; public health nutrition; health systems and policy; occupational safety and health; urban public health; and social and behavioral health sciences. The program includes 18 credits or core curriculum that provides a firm foundation for education in public health. The program requires successful completion of a capstone research project. This practicum is supervised by a faculty member and requires a written report.

The Rutgers School of Public Health was founded in 1983 and is the only graduate public health school in the state of New Jersey that has obtained CEPH accreditation. The school seeks to improve the health of the population in New Jersey by educating and training leaders, scholars, and researchers in the field of public health. The school’s values include quality, innovation, creativity, integrity, diversity, and respect, as well as affordability – one of the best value MPH programs in the US.

Degree: MPH

23. University of Kentucky

 

The University of Kentucky Master in Public Health degree, from the College of Public Health, offers a choice of four concentrations: environmental health; epidemiology; health behavior; and population health policy and management. The MPH in public health is designed to prepare recent baccalaureate graduates for a new career in public health and also to help current clinical and public health practitioners who wish to learn more about public health issues. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in any field are welcome to apply, but knowledge of anatomy and physiology is required for certain concentrations.

The College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky gives students the knowledge and experience they need to become champions for health. Graduates are prepared to face the obstacles they will meet as they attempt to change policies and beliefs in order to make the world a healthier place for all populations, regardless of disparities caused by economic, political, and other differences.

Degree: MPH – 4 concentrations

24. University of Arizona

The Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health offers the University of Arizona Master in Public Health degree with nine concentrations available: public health policy and management; health services administration; public health practice; one health; health behavior health promotion; family and child health; epidemiology; environmental and occupational health; and biostatistics. The school also offers six options for students seeking dual degrees, standing out among the most affordable MPH programs for all of its options.

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health was founded in 2000 and was the first nationally accredited college of public health in the state of Arizona. The school offers many opportunities for students to participate in research and to be involved in the local community. Its objectives include creating leadership training opportunities for students, increasing diversity, and providing opportunities for students to work with community-based programs.

Degree: MPH – 9 concentrations

25. Ohio State University

The Ohio State University Master in Public Health degree offers both a traditional Monday to Friday course schedule and a flexible part-time option for experienced health professionals who want to earn an MPH in order to advance their careers. The school requires a practicum as well as a culminating experience, which gives students the opportunity to address an issue that interests them. There are eight concentrations available for the MPH in public health: biomedical informatics, biostatistics, clinical translational science, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health behavior/health promotion, veterinary public health, and the program for experienced professionals.

At Ohio State’s College of Public Health, all students are assigned to a faculty advisor and work with their advisor throughout their academic career. The school has partnerships with many organizations, such as Columbus Public Health, the Ohio Department of Health, Franklin Park Conservatory, Local Matters, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. These partnerships give students and faculty a wide variety of opportunities to broaden their experiences while working with constituents, making the most of one of the country’s most affordable MPH programs.

Degree: MPH – 8 concentrations

How Much Does an MPH Program Cost?

The cost of masters in public health in USA varies from one educational institution to the next. When students are researching the cheapest MPH programs, it’s essential they understand what they are actually getting; the cost of master’s in public health in USA higher education can range from less than $10,000 per year, to nearly $40,000 at elite institutions like Johns Hopkins University or the Ivy League.

Cost of master’s in public health in USA schools can also depend a lot on outside factors, like the amenities a school offers, or the quality of resources. The university with the new $100 million athletic facility is going to pay for it somehow; on the other hand, if your higher tuition means cutting-edge laboratory facilities for your program, it may seem worthwhile.

But some expensive degrees aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on, while some of the cheapest MPH programs rank among the best. The cheapest MPH programs tend to come from public universities, especially the smaller regional universities (the kinds of schools with “State” in the name). They may not be glamorous, but nobody gets the job done like regional public universities. Choose a CEPH-accredited program, and you will have the assurance that even the cheapest MPH programs are meeting some of the toughest standards in health sciences education.

Are American MPH Programs Affordable for International Students?

International students who qualify as eligible noncitizens are those who hold U.S. green cards or are refugees. Under those circumstances, international students will receive generous awards from schools including institutional money and on-campus jobs. These opportunities make it possible for MPH in USA for international students to achieve their educational goals without the worry of finances becoming a burden. Unless an international student is considered an eligible noncitizen, however, it isn’t possible for them to qualify for federal financial aid.

It may be possible, however, to find programs with generous MPH in USA full scholarships designed to help international students. These may be merit-based or need-based, and may be exclusively for students from particular regions (encouraging students from Latin America, for instance, to attend). Students who need MPH in USA full scholarships must apply in advance. It’s critical that students do their research regarding which college will provide them with the best scholarships and tuition assistance.

Those who choose to work in public health have a broad range of jobs opportunities that will lead them to lucrative careers. The salary potential for students pursuing their masters in public health will depend on their chosen field. The average salary after MPH in the USA is $62,000 per year according to PayScale. Additional career opportunities for MPH in USA for international students include becoming a Healthcare Consultant for $76,683 annually or a General Project Manager for $65,732 per year.

Are There Any Free MPH Programs?

Because colleges and universities come with high tuition costs, it isn’t uncommon for students to want to find the cheapest MPH programs. It’s possible for students participating in MPH programs to apply for tuition waivers so, while they’re attending a college or university, they pay part or none of their tuition. These waivers vary significantly from one educational institution to the next. However, under most circumstances they’re based on financial need, diversity, unemployment, disability, adoption, hardship history, if you’re a senior citizen, veterans, or international students.

Those who are looking for the cheapest MPH programs have other options, as well. There are also MPH fellowship programs whereby students can participate in various programs by working as research assistants or teaching assistants. In doing so, working as assistants will help them pay part or all of their tuition. When students are searching for free MPH programs, participating in tuition waiver programs, or becoming a teaching assistant or research assistant will come close. Otherwise, another way students can look for free MPH programs is by applying for scholarships.