Student Funding


A limited number of MCAH traineeships are awarded to MCAH students annually.  Awards typically cover a portion of tuition and fees for the semester.  All MCAH students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible and efforts are made to support all students in need for at least one semester during their time in the program.


The Graduate Fellowships Office provides multi-year University Graduate Fellowships, Diversity Fellowships, and Departmental Block Grant Fellowships. In addition, this office coordinates many extramural fellowships. It also serves as a resource center for students seeking information on fellowships funded by the University and outside sources. There are a limited number of fellowships available. The SPH maintains additional information about fellowships and financial aid for public health students on its website,


Financial Aid & Scholarship information for prospective Berkeley students can be found at at  Student loan and work-study packages are offered to admitted students by the campus Financial Aid Office only after they have submitted their Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) to attend Berkeley.


Students who wish to work during the two year program are usually able to do so and both on-campus and external employment possibilities exist.  Students in the 11 month program are typically unable to work due to the academic demands of the program.

Eligible graduate students may wish to seek an appointment as a Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) or Graduate Student Research (GSR).  GSI and GSR positions are highly sought after across campus and availability varies year to year in most departments.  The MCAH program has a limited number of GSI and GSR positions available each year and priority in hiring is given to MCAH students.  MCAH students seeking any type of student employment are able to work with the MCAH Assistant Director to find positions suited to their skills and interests.

For more information about Career Services, Employment Opportunities, Internships & Leadership Development Programs: UCB SPH Center for Public Health Practice.