University of Missouri - Columbia
Why you should consider this program
Public health is one of the fastest growing and most exciting fields of study. A quick glance at the news provides a good indication of the challenges facing communities around the world—including here in Missouri—and the opportunities to bring about real change through improvements in public health. Graduate students in public health come from a wide variety of disciplines, including communication, social work, political science and veterinary medicine. Peace Corps Fellows will have the opportunity to apply their experiences from around the world to this interdisciplinary education and develop a career that will help them help their world.
Benefits for Coverdell Fellows
|Tuition/fees for Complete Program||Value of Coverdell Fellowship||Net cost *|
|In state||$ 17,289||$ 50,017||$ 0 + You receive additional benefits.|
|Out of state||$ 45,400||$ 78,178||$ 0 + You receive additional benefits.|
Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from
100% tuition waiver plus 20 hour a week assistantship
Fellowships awarded per year (average)
Other benefits or opportunities
Cost of living plus books
Application fee waived?No
MPH Peace Corps Fellows will have the opportunity to choose internships with rural Missouri health departments, Refugee and Immigrant Services, City of Refuge, Centro Latino, Refugee and Immigrant Services with Department of Child Health, Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Services, Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Boone County Health Department, Central Missouri Community Action, and the Department of Health and Human Services
Jobs for program alumni
- Contractor for the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service within the Veterinary Services division, working on Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness and Response materials and national outbreak reporting.
- Fellowship with the CDC where placed as an Epidemiology Specialist.
- Public Health Associate for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The same as regular admissions plus your signed description of service (DOS) and a 2-page statement regarding how applicants plan to apply their Peace Corps work to public health in Missouri during their MPH program
Online classes are available
Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started