Support Students


Support Students

The Mailman School attracts top students from around the world who bring with them an intense curiosity, a wealth of experience, a dedication to excellence, and a shared passion to promote health in all segments of society.

Scholarships and fellowships play an essential role in the School’s ability to attract diverse and talented students. Annual tuition costs ranging from $35,000 (for a master's student) to $41,000 (for a doctoral student)—coupled with living expenses in the most expensive city in the nation—may discourage qualified students from applying to the Mailman School. Scholarships and fellowships relieve students of their anticipated financial strain following graduation and make a career in the field of public health more accessible.

Financial support is critical to ensuring that individuals from a range of communities come together to shape public health priorities and solutions. They infuse the Mailman School with a spectrum of backgrounds, cultures, and ideas.

Supporting Mailman School students offers a long-term return on investment as these dedicated individuals enjoy long and impactful careers in public health.

  • $1.5 million: permanently endows a named fellowship to support one PhD student each year
  • $1 million: permanently endows a named scholarship to support one master's student each year
  • $100,000: permanently endows a named scholarship or fellowship
  • $67,700: provides one year of funding for one PhD student (tuition, fees, and living expenses)
  • $64,850: provides one year of funding for one international master's student (tuition, fees, and living expenses)
  • $55,650: provides one year of funding for one master's student (tuition, fees, and living expenses)
  • $36,052: provides one year of tuition for one master's student
  • Any gift amount under $36,052: provides need-based scholarship aid through our Columbia Mailman Scholarship in Public Health (formerly the Fund for Public Health Leadership)

These generous scholarship and fellowship donors and the students they support are invited to the School’s annual Scholarship and Fellowship Dinner.

For additional information on providing scholarship or fellowship support, please contact:

Laura Schacter Sobel
Assistant Dean of Development

For a complete list of all available scholarships, please visit Financial Aid.