FEES AND FINANCIAL AID

 

TUITION AND FEES

Information about the cost of an education at UC Berkeley can be found on the School of Public Health website on the fees page.

The cost of living in the San Francisco Bay Area, while depending on many factors, is generally higher than the cost of living in many other parts of the United States.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Possible sources of financial support include graduate fellowships from the University of California; scholarships from the Wellness Fund and other School of Public Health funds; various Graduate Opportunity Program Fellowships; Public Health Service Traineeships; and various training grants administered at the School of Public Health and at UC San Francisco. In addition, a number of students in epidemiology currently are supported by fellowships from the National Science Foundation, and other off-campus sources. Many students help support themselves by working as graduate student instructors or as graduate student researchers. Please visit the campus financial aid site

GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

Each academic year a limited number of graduate fellowships and scholarships are awarded by the Graduate Division and the School of Public Health. Because they are awarded as a mark of honor for distinguished scholarship, nominees must have achieved a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale). Please apply for a graduate fellowship or scholarship only if you meet this criterion. The Graduate Fellowships Office provides multi-year University Graduate and Diversity Fellowships for entering graduate students. The office also serves as a resource center for students seeking information on fellowships funded by the University and outside sources. For more information, please visit its web page at: http://grad.berkeley.edu/financial/deadlines.shtml.

Wellness Funds:

A limited amount of funding is given by the School of Public Health Wellness Fund to the Epidemiology Program to support masters and doctoral students. These awards are highly competitive and are used to assist particularly needy students.

Graduate Opportunity Program Fellowships:  

There are a number of different types of fellowships for underrepresented students administered by the Graduate Division. Awardees are selected from among entering graduate students from all parts of the Berkeley campus, after being nominated by the program or department.

TRAINING GRANTS - UC BERKELEY

1) Fogarty International AIDS Training Grant

This NIH training grant supports the training of students from selected developing countries and of U.S. minority students interested in international AIDS research. Tuition, fees, and a stipend are covered. For more information, write to: Arthur L. Reingold, M.D., c/o Epidemiology Program, School of Public Health, 101 Haviland Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720.

2) Toxic Substances Training and Research Program

http://asrg.berkeley.edu/funders.html

3) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Graduate Research Training on Alcohol Problems

http://www.arg.org/

TRAINING GRANTS - UCSF

1) Traineeships in AIDS Prevention Studies (TAPS): Go to

http://www.caps.ucsf.edu/CAPS/about/fellows/

and click on Traineeships in AIDS Prevention Studies (TAPS)

2) The Institutional Dentist Scientist Award Program (DSA)

This NIH Training Grant supports an integrated program for dentists doing advanced clinical training and PhD research in various areas, including Epidemiology at UC Berkeley. Specialty certification can be obtained at UCSF in seven clinical areas: dental public health, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral medicine, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontology, prosthodontics. Tuition, fees and a stipend are covered for five years of the program. For more information write to:

Grayson W. Marshall, DDS, MPH, PhD, c/o Office of Graduate Affairs, School of Dentistry, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143-0430

3) Integrated DDS-PhD Program: The Dental Scientist Training Program

This NIH Training Grant supports an integrated program for entering dental students leading to a DDS degree from UCSF and PhD with the option of specializing in oral biology, epidemiology or bioengineering. The epidemiology option is conducted through the Epidemiology program at UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Tuition, fees and a stipend are covered for five years of the program. For more information, write to:

Grayson W. Marshall, DDS, MPH, PhD, c/o Office of Graduate Affairs, School of Dentistry, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143-0430

http://www.ucsf.edu/ocsci/cohort/dstp/DSTP.html

ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF FELLOWSHIP SUPPORT

National Science Foundation: http://nsf.com/

United States Public Health Service:
Fellowship & Appointments
318 Sproul Hall
UC Berkeley, CA 94720

ASSISTANTSHIPS

Doctoral students can help support themselves by working as graduate student instructors for courses in epidemiology and, if qualified, in other programs and departments on the Berkeley campus. Both masters and doctoral students frequently support themselves, and at the same time gain valuable research experience, by working as graduate student researchers on various research projects. Positions as graduate student researchers are plentiful, both at the School of Public Health and at various collaborating institutions, particularly UCSF, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, The Northern California Cancer Center, The California Birth Defects Monitoring Program, and the California Department of Health Services. Arrangements to work as a graduate student instructor or graduate student researcher generally are made after the student arrives on campus, but on occasion can be made in advance. The overview of the Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) and Researcher (GSR) position process, including fee remission and salaries can be accessed at "What you need to know about being a GSI, GSR, Reader or Tutor".  In general, to inquire about becoming a GSR or GSI, you need to have already submitted your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) as most faculty will not interview prospective students only.

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