Funding for MHP Students
The University of Georgia and the College of Environment and Design offer various scholarships, fellowships, tuition waivers, and assistantships to help MHP students defray the cost of graduate school. View options for both CED and external funding here.
In the second year of the MHP program, students are eligible for scholarships and fellowships from the College of Environment and Design itself. These programs support various combinations of tuition, travel, and individual research. The program coordinator can assign MHP students graduate assistantships based on funding from the CED, the University of Georgia Graduate School, and outside granting agencies. Finally, some students from outside Georgia are eligible for out-of-state tuition waivers, which can be acquired based on state of residence, academic merit, or a change of residency. While every attempt is made to seek funding for graduate students, it is not guaranteed.
Tuition and Fees
The University of Georgia Bursar‘s webpage has the most up to date information about tuition and fees for the current and past school years. Be sure to note that the MHP program falls under Specific Graduate Rates and not the Standard Graduate Rate. In addition to tuition, there are mandatory fees that give students access to the Athens and UGA bus system, the Ramsey Student Center for recreational sports, and more.
Academic Common Market
If you are a resident of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, or West Virginia, you may be eligible to enroll in the MHP program for the same price as a Georgia resident. The SREB Academic Common Market is an agreement among some states to share uncommon academic programs at both the baccalaureate and graduate levels. To participate in this program, you must be admitted into the MHP Program and obtain certification of residency from your home state’s Common Market coordinator. Use this link for further information.
The Graduate School awards University-wide assistantships to entering students on the basis of academic merit and other criteria. To be eligible, students must complete their graduate school applications by February 15 and be sponsored by the College. No special application is required; all entering students who meet the criteria are considered. University-wide assistantships require 13 hours of work each week, in addition to an academic load requirement of 12 semester hours. The stipend is available each month for the nine months of the academic year. The College of Environment and Design awards departmental assistantships on the basis of academic achievement and job skills required. These assistantships are open to all students. Courseload and work requirements are the same as for university-wide assistantships, but departmental assistantships are assigned on a semester-by-semester basis.
CEDAA Graduate Fellowship
Established in 1985, the College of Environment and Design’s Alumni Association continues to support a graduate fellowship endowment. This fund provides financial support to incoming graduate students that are new to the CED. Currently, one funding award is provided annually to each of the three graduate programs. Selection is made in the late summer/early fall, and determination of the award is made jointly by the Dean and the respective graduate program coordinators. Students who receive the award are expected to remit thank-you letters to the President of the College’s Alumni Association and attend Alumni Weekend activities each spring