HRSA Grant-Funded Education

Earn a Fully-funded MPH or Graduate Public Health Certificate

Transform your career with a grant-supported Master of Public Health (MPH) or Public Health Certificate. Through this program funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), you'll be part of the strengthening the public health system to meet core functions and essential services, and decrease health disparities for underserved communities. 

You'll gain skills employers seek with a public health education from a world-class, CEPH accredited, nationally ranked school of public health.

HRSA trainees receive paid New York State resident graduate tuition and fees. Students receiving HRSA funding have the opportunity to complete certificates, trainings, and microcredentials, as well as gain hands-on practice-based experience with a community partner.

Am I Eligible?

If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, are applying to the University at Buffalo MPH or Advanced Graduate Public Health Certificate, and meet one or more of the eligibility areas below, you may qualify for funding.

Funding requests are closed for Spring 2024 and will reopen for Fall 2024 in Summer.

Apply for funding in 2 easy steps!

  1. First apply online to the MPH or Advanced Public Health Certificate program.
  2. AFTER you apply to the MPH or Certificate program, you will complete a supplemental funding request form. Funding requests are closed for Spring 2024 and will reopen again for Fall 2024. Check back here for the funding request form in mid-Summer.   

Funding requests are reviewed once an applicant is accepted into the MPH or Advanced Graduate Public Health Certificate program.

Continued funding support is contingent upon availability of funds from HRSA, satisfactory progress in your program which includes earning grades of B or better in all courses, and completing extracurricular HRSA trainee activities described in Benefits to You.

Benefits to You

All HRSA trainees receive grants, not loans, with tuition and fees up to the New York State resident rate covered. You can also complete the following activities during your program:

  • Leadership in Public Health Crises Certificate enabling you to lead an emergency response across multiple sectors, agencies and diverse communities
  • Practice experience beyond the classroom through our network of community partners, providing career preparation, mentoring, and guidance, as well as support for job after you graduate
  • Microcredential in Strategies to Eliminate Health Inequities preparing you with skills to eliminate real-world health disparities
  • Cultural Competency training

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn More

Get in touch with our team through an upcoming information session, or via email or phone. 

Disclaimer: Funding is contingent upon availability from the HRSA grant. Funds are limited. Not all students who meet eligibility criteria can be funded.

Tuition is paid through the support of Health Resources and Services Administration training grant # T52HP46771
Principal investigator--Dr. Gregory G. Homish, professor and chair, Department of Community Health and Health Behavior

Watch this webinar to learn more:

Webinar Recording: UB's Public Health Programs