Department of Public Health Education


MPH in Community Health Education

Graduate Assistantships provide students an opportunity to work within the Public Health Education department. Work assignments vary but can include the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors/supervisors on research projects, teaching activities, and/or departmental projects. Assistantships allow students to develop professional relationships and skills under the mentorship of UNCG faculty and they offer another window into public health teaching, practice and research. Each year, a limited number of graduate assistantships are available to the most highly qualified applicants to the MPH program based on previous public health-related work experience and an exceptional academic profile (course grades, GPA, GRE test scores).

To be eligible for an assistantship, a student must be admitted to the MPH program as a full-time, degree-seeking student with full graduate status. This requires that the student has an undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or greater and has been admitted without provisions.

Assistantships carry a workload of 20 hours/week averaged over the time of the appointment. (Assistantships with fewer hours and lower stipends may be available on a case-by-case basis) It is important to note that some weeks may have a lighter workload and some may have a heavier workload than the 20 hours/week. Students are expected to be available on-site in Greensboro on Monday through Friday. Some assistantships require weekend and evening work as long as this work does not conflict with class meeting times.

Applicants who meet the qualifications should indicate their interest on the application for admission and will be invited to apply for a graduate assistantship by the Associate Director of Graduate Study. Your application for admission must be completed (transcripts, recommendations and official GRE scores must be received) by the February 1 deadline to be considered for an assistantship.