Tuition

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Students in the MPH, PhD and graduate certificate programs qualify as on-campus graduate students. View current tuition and fee rates.

Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and funding for tuition and expenses are important considerations for every student. There are opportunities and instructions listed here for all levels of degree and specific to public health as well as broader campus initiatives.

The scholarship process for all students begins with the Panther Scholarship Portal. In the Panther Scholarship Portal, you can browse scholarships that currently are accepting applications. To view a complete list of Zilber School of Public Health Scholarship opportunities, please click here. Scholarship applications cannot be submitted during the month of September as the Panther Scholarship Portal is closed for annual maintenance. UWM strongly recommends all eligible students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually.

General Application

The Panther Scholarship Portal “General Application,” consists of a complete profile about yourself – work history, internships, extracurricular activities, etc. Your answers in the “General Application” carry forward from year-to-year.

Students are strongly encouraged to complete all sections of the General Application. Even though they may not be marked as required fields, you are more likely to receive a scholarship if you answer all the questions in the application. Be sure to explain any financial need and other barriers to completing your degree. Include specific public health experiences and public health academic career goals.

In addition, students should carefully compose their answers to the essay questions. Significant grammatical mistakes and spelling errors may reduce your chances for ZSPH scholarships.

Can I apply for specific scholarships?

You might also see scholarships on your dashboard for which you may apply specifically beyond submitting the general application. These scholarships DO require additional information in another application. More information will be requested when you click Apply.

Undergraduate Students

New Incoming Freshman Students

  • Students admitted to UWM with an intended major in Public Health will be considered for opportunities based on their admission data. Admission data includes high school GPA, date of admission, extracurricular activities, etc.
  • New freshmen are automatically considered for the Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship.
  • New freshmen may also review the Panther Scholarship Portal for university-wide apply-to scholarships that are not specific to an academic program or major.

Transfer Students

  • Students admitted to UWM with an intended major in Public Health will be considered for opportunities based on their admission data. Students are encouraged to submit all application materials, prior to their current semester ending for the next academic year.

Continuing and Accelerated Master’s Degree (AMD) Students

  • Applicants will receive an email notification to their UWM email account in February to update their general application. It is recommended this be done, as current information will present you in the best light when applications are being reviewed.

Graduate Students

New Incoming MS/MPH/PhD Students

  • Students may be eligible for awards based on review of the academic record, letters of recommendation, reasons statement, and test scores. Initial offers will be sent to eligible students that applied by the priority deadline.  

Continuing MS/MPH Students

  • Will receive an email reminder to their UWM email account in February to update their general application. It is recommended this be done, as current information will present you in the best light when applications are being reviewed.

Continuing PhD Students

  • Will receive an email reminder to their UWM email account in February to update their general application. It is recommended this be done, as current information will present you in the best light when applications are being reviewed. These specific ZSPH opportunities may be “apply to” meaning they may require additional application information beyond the general application. More information will be requested when you click Apply.

Additional Notes

  • In the event you are awarded the Distinguished Graduate Student, Distinguished Dissertator, or Advanced Opportunity Fellowship from UW-Milwaukee you will not be able to also receive a scholarship from ZSPH in the same academic year.
  • Students are not eligible for more than one ZSPH award in any given academic year.
  • If you choose to accept a scholarship offer from the ZSPH, we ask you join us in thanking your donor at an event during the academic year.

UW-Milwaukee Graduate Fellowships

The UWM Graduate School offers various Graduate Fellowships for full-time incoming and continuing graduate students. All new incoming graduate students who apply to Graduate Fellowships must submit their SOPHAS application and separate Fellowship application by the priority deadline

Additional Resources

Graduate Student Travel Awards

UWM Emergency Grant

Laptop/Wi-Fi Hotspot Loan Program

Food Center and Pantry