Applications and eligibility requirements for financial aid can be found at the Free Applications for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) website. The University of Florida code for the FAFSA is 001535.
For information regarding federal or private loan eligibility, or financial aid processing questions or concerns, please visit the Office of Student Financial Affairs website.
The Department of Epidemiology offers graduate assistantships to all doctoral students upon acceptance, unless the student has received a fellowship, scholarship, or other external funding source.
Your graduate assistantship will pay for:
- 24 credits of tuition per year (9 credits in the fall, 9 credits in the spring, and 6 credits in the summer)
- An annual stipend of at least $25,000, distributed biweekly
- Health insurance through GatorGradCare, if you choose to enroll
You will be responsible for:
- Working 20 hours per week with research and/or teaching duties
- Paying student fees at the Florida resident rate (see current tuition and fees at the Finance and Accounting website)
- Paying a monthly $10 premium if enrolled in GatorGradCare (deducted from your biweekly paycheck)
While the department cannot offer master’s students graduate assistantship positions at this time, accepted students are welcome to seek GA positions through other academic units. If seeking employment as a GA, students will need to reach out to individual offices about availability and application procedures. Typically, master’s students are able to find GA positions after their first semester at the University of Florida by developing a professional network.
Below is a list of possible offices and contacts to aid the search:
- Dial Center for Written and Oral Communication
- Contact: Stephanie Webster, Associate Director
- GatorWell STRIVE Lead Peer Educator
- Contact: Samantha Evans, Health Promotion Specialist
- Dean of Students Office
- Multicultural & Diversity Affairs
- Jobs at UF
The Department of Epidemiology is uniquely positioned in both the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine, and our students can take advantage of scholarships from both colleges! Browse all PHHP scholarships and all College of Medicine scholarships.
Additional scholarship opportunities can be found with the Student Financial Affairs scholarship search engine.
Fellowships, Grants, and Awards
The Department of Epidemiology is home to two NIH T32 training grants that each support multiple pre- and postdoctoral fellows each year. Individuals with one of these prestigious, federally-funded fellowships are appointed for two to three years with a stipend, tuition and fee waiver, travel funding, and funding for training-related expenses such as textbooks or computers.
If you are applying to the PhD in Epidemiology and are a US citizen or permanent resident, consider also applying to one or both of the below training programs as fits your research interests.
- NIAAA T32 Training Program: UF Translational Science Training to Reduce the Impact of Alcohol on HIV Infection
- NIDA T32 Training Program: UF Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health
Below is a list of additional, non-departmental fellowship and grant opportunities for graduate students.
- AAUW Financial Aid for Women Graduate Students
- American Indian Graduate Center
- Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship
- CDC Science Ambassador Fellowship
- DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship
- FAMU Feeder Program
- Federal Opportunities for STEM Graduate Students
- Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
- Foundation for Women’s Wellness Fellowship Awards
- Fulbright Foreign Student Program
- GEM Fellowship Program
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- IEFA International Scholarships and Financial Aid
- James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Disease Fellowship
- Kalman/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging
- McKnight Doctoral Fellowship
- McNair Graduate Assistantship Program
- NIH Individual Fellowships
- NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
- Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
- Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans
- PhRMA Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- Society for Neuroscience PhD/Early Career Awards
- Southern Regional Education Board Awards
- UF Board of Education Summer Fellowship Program
- UF Center for European Studies Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship
- UF Center for Latin American Studies Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship
- UF CTSI Pilot Project Awards
- UF CTSI TL1 Predoctoral Training Grant
- UF International Center International Student Scholarships and Awards
- UF Latin American-Caribbean Scholarship
- UF/Santa Fe College Faculty Development Project
More funding opportunities can be found at the following sources:
- UF Graduate School Dissertation Funding
- UF Graduate School Travel Funding
- UF Libraries Grants Management Program Databases
- UF Office of Research External Funding Opportunity Resources