Assistantship

General Information

"Assistantships" offered to students in our Baylor on-campus MPH program are referred to as "Graduate Student Employment" (GSE) positions at Baylor University. These GSE positions 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. 

Only Full-Time Students in the On-campus MPH Program are Eligible

All students in GSE positions 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.

Assistantships May be Full or Partial

full-time GSE position includes 20 hours per week of work for which the student is paid a stipend. GSEs may also be offered a separate academic scholarship to help with tuition costs.  Click on the following link for more information about tuition costs per credit hour and student fees: https://www.baylor.edu/sfs/index.php?id=936920

MPH Position Types

The number and types of GSE positions 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 chosen concentration/discipline. Thes support 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 positions available.

Separate Application Processes

Application for admission into our MPH program and application for a GSE position (assistantship) in the MPH program are two separate processes that should be completed by the same designated deadline (December 15th). To apply for admission as a student in our MPH program, access the SOPHAS website at: https://sophas.org/. (Search for the Baylor University Public Health Program on the SOPHAS website.) Follow instructions in the next section to apply for a GSE position.

Applying for GSE Positions

As previously stated, applying for a GSE position is a separate process from the application process for MPH program acceptance. To apply for a GSE position, download the support application guide and form (see Quick Links) and follow instructions. A pool of GSE candidates is selected from among those who applied for both program acceptance (through SOPHAS) and for a GSE position (by following instructions in the support guide). Those selected for GSE position interviews will be invited to engage in interviews that usually occur in February/early March. We usually invite these selected candidates to engage in a 2- or 3-day interview-and-campus-visit event early spring (February/March).  Those invited to this event are strongly encouraged to travel to Baylor campus (Waco, Texas) and engage in person if at all possible. The Graduate Program Director will provide details to those selected.