All Baylor MPH assistantships are offered through the Department of Public Health, which is the department in which the MPH program resides. These assistantships are generally awarded for a period of 1-2 years, with second-year renewal dependent on a favorable review of service in the first year.
All graduate assistants must be full-time students in the on-campus version of our MPH program. All full-time students are expected to move through the 2-year degree program in cohorts. Entry to the program begins each fall semester.
A full graduate assistantship includes 20 hours per week of work, a stipend, and a designated percentage of tuition remission. Unless otherwise stipulated, graduate assistants who enter the MPH program on a full assistantship will receive a stipend and 75% of tuition remission. The student is responsible for the remaining 25% of tuition and all other expenses, including student fees. Click on the following link for more information about tuition costs and student fees: https://www.baylor.edu/sfs/index.php?id=956519
A partial assistantship includes fewer work hours per week and smaller stipend, and may include some tuition remission. Summer or semester-long stipends may be available periodically as well. In all cases, the student is responsible for the remaining percentage of tuition, student fees, and other related expenses. For information about tuition rates and other fees at Baylor, go to the following website https://www.baylor.edu/sfs/index.php?id=956519 and click on “Graduate Cost of Attendance.”
The number and types of assistantships available through the MPH program vary from year to year. Eligibility for some positions are also dependent on the student's chosen "major/concentration" (e.g., Community Health, Epidemiology, or Environmental Health Science) because the type of work in some positions is specific to the specific discipline. The assistantship application form is usually updated each year to contain known information about positions for that year. Check the application form first and, then, contact the MPH program director for your specific major/concentration for details about actual assistantship availability.
Application for admission into our MPH program and application for a graduate assistantship in the MPH program are two separate processes that should be completed concurrently. To apply for admission into our MPH program, access the SOPHAS website at: https://sophas.org/. (Search for the Baylor University Public Health Program on the SOPHAS website.)
The deadline for assistantship applications is the same date as indicated for program application (December 15th). Applying for assistantships is a separate process. We begin work immediately after the designated application deadline to review MPH program applications and recommend acceptances and select a pool of assistantship candidates from among those who applied for an assistantship and have been recommended for program acceptance. Assistantship interviews usually occur February/early March.
To apply for an MPH graduate assistantship, download the application guide and form (see Quick Links) and follow instructions.
We usually invite selected applicants to engage in a 2-day interview-and-campus-visit event early spring (February/March). Because of current pandemic factors, we plan to move this event to a virtual format. The Graduate Program Director will provide details.