Stipend & Tuition

All students receive stipend support and are considered full-time non-benefitted employees of UMass Medical School (UMMS). Student stipend for 2012-13 is $29,500.

A full tuition waiver is provided to each full-time graduate student.

Health & Dental

Health insurance and dental insurance (limited coverage) is provided for each student with the premium paid by UMMS. A spouse and/or dependent children can be added with the additional premiums paid by the student. 

Breaks & Holidays

Up to 4 weeks of paid scheduled breaks per calendar year. 

Student Costs

Students' costs include books, fees (limited), software, parking permit and requires that students have a laptop computer which meets UMMS specifications (cost may be included in student loan). 


"The CPHR program has allowed me the flexibility to pursue two of my long-standing interests (nursing home research and cancer-related symptom management) and develop a doctoral dissertation that I’m truly excited about. Thanks to our immediate immersion into research activities, I’ve also developed meaningful professional relationships with renowned experts in aging, pharmacoepidemiology and health services research."

- Cami Benedicto, MPH


February 15, 2016
(for Fall 2016)



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