Master's Degree

Interested in Public Health?

We have a variety of fellowships for individuals who have, or will soon have, a graduate degree. These programs can jump-start your career in protecting the public’s health.
Topic Description Open To Length/Salary Application Period
Nursing *AACN-CDC FellowshipExternal
Fellows learn in the area of population health and gain hands-on experiences at the community level to enhance their preparation for professional practice.
Nurses with master’s degree or doctoral degree 1 Year, paid August to September
Bioinformatics APHL-CDC Bioinformatics FellowshipExternal
Fellows apply their skills to a range of important and emerging public health problems, while gaining experience in their fields (metagenomics, algorithm/software development, microbial genomics, or other research area).
Master’s degree or doctoral degree in bioinformatics or a related discipline 1 Year, paid November to February
Laboratory APHL-CDC Infectious Diseases Laboratory Fellowship ProgramExternal
Fellows train for careers in public health laboratories and support public health initiatives related to infectious disease research.
Master’s degree 1 Year, paid APHL is not currently accepting applications for this program. Please check back in the fall of 2019 for information on the 2020 program.
Leadership/
Management
*ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship ProgramExternal
Training and experience in public health and prevention practice, informatics, and policy.
Those with a MPH or doctoral degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship 1-2 Years, paid December
Epidemiology CDC/CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellowship ProgramExternal
Rigorous on-the-job training in applied epidemiology and public health at a state or local health agency.
Master’s or doctoral degree in epidemiology or related field 2 Years, paid October to January
Evaluation CDC Evaluation Fellowship
Fellows work under the leadership of CDC’s Chief Evaluation Officer expand the capacity of CDC to conduct evaluation and demonstrate the impact of our work.
Master’s degree or doctoral degree 2 Years, paid February to April
Dental Public Health Dental Public Health Residency Collaborative experiences and applied projects with dentist and other public health professionals to help achieve improved oral health for populations. Master’s degree 1-2 Years, paid September
Epidemiology Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) EIS officers serve on the front lines of public health protecting Americans and the global community as “boots on the ground” epidemiologists. CDC’s EIS officers respond to outbreaks of diseases and urgent public health threats by identifying the cause, rapidly implementing control measures, and collecting evidence to recommend how to prevent similar events in the future. Physicians, veterinarians, doctoral-level scientists, and allied healthcare professionals. 2 Years, paid March to May
General Interest *ORISE CDC Research OpportunitiesExternal
Education experience to create expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health.
Undergraduate; graduate; post-master’s; doctoral; postdoctoral Varies, paid Varies
Global Health Public Health Institute/CDC Global Public Health Fellowship ProgramExternal
The fellowship offers training and experience in the field of global public health. Fellows work in CDC offices in the U.S. and abroad. Areas of focus are program management, epidemiology, surveillance, monitoring & evaluation, strategic information, and HIV/AIDS prevention.
Recent graduates with a MPH or doctoral degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship 1-3 Years, paid December to January
Management/
Leadership
Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program
Leadership experience focused on interactive trainings and challenging work assignments administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
Recent graduates with master’s, law, or doctoral degrees 2 Years, paid October
Preventive Medicine Preventive Medicine Fellowship (PMR/F)
Fellows promote leadership, integrating knowledge and skills of medicine and other clinical professions with population health.
Physicians who do not meet eligibility criteria for PMR and veterinarians or nurses with a Masters in Public Health or equivalent degree 1 Year, paid July to August
General Interest Public Health Associate Program (PHAP)
Two year, field-based training program for early career public health professionals with little or no public health work experience who are interested in frontline public health practice.
Graduates with a minimum of a four-year degree from an accredited college or university, within 2 years of graduation. Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or U.S. national. 2 Years, paid Five-day period in January
Informatics Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP)
Opportunities to apply computer and information science to help solve public health problems.
Master’s or doctoral degree students 2 Years, paid August to November
Health Education/
Communication
SOPHE/CDC Student Fellowship in Injury Prevention and ControlExternal Students are empowered to recognize practice-based projects and prevention of unintentional injuries from the perspective of health education or behavioral sciences. Master’s or doctoral degree students majoring in health education, health promotion, behavioral sciences or a related field. 1 Year, paid February to May

*Denotes fellowships offered in partnership with CDC

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