Graduate Assistantship Opportunities – University of Arkansas
Ph.D. in Health Behavior & Health Promotion

The Ph.D. program in Health Behavior & Health Promotion at the University of Arkansas is a research-based degree, providing students with the knowledge, skills and experiences to become leading academicians and researchers in public health education and health promotion.  The Department is home to the Center for Public Health and Technology and students can train with faculty funded by the National Institutes of Health. Key foci include substance use, sexual health, tobacco policy, mental health, and injury prevention. If you would like more information on the program, please contact Mance Buttram, PhD, at See Public Health | Public Health | University of Arkansas ( for more information about our program.

Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

The University of Arkansas Public Health program, within the Department of Health, Human Performance, & Recreation is seeking Ph.D. students for Graduate Assistantships.  These are 12-month graduate assistantship positions and provide a stipend of $19,096 plus full tuition waiver and health insurance.  Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate classes and assisting faculty in research endeavors, leading to authorship on peer reviewed publications and presentations.

In addition to graduate assistantships, two categories of fellowships are available to qualified doctoral students.  Distinguished Doctoral Fellowships and Doctoral Academy Fellowships are offered on a competitive basis.  In addition to the $19,096 GA stipend, Distinguished Doctoral Fellows receive an additional $20,000 annually for 4 years.  Doctoral Academy Fellows receive an additional $10,000 annually for 4 years. Minimum requirements for Distinguished Fellows include a GPA of 3.85 in Master’s coursework and exceptional GRE scores; for the Doctoral Academy Fellow, a GPA of 3.65 and excellent GRE scores.  Application deadline is Feb 1st. Fellowships | Graduate School and International Education | University of Arkansas (

Application procedures: For acceptance into the Ph.D. Program in Health Behavior & Health Promotion, the applicant must have completed a Master of Public Health or a closely related field and meet the general admission requirements of the Graduate School.  For more information on the admissions criteria, please visit Graduate Degree Seeking Students | Graduate School and International Education | University of Arkansas (  Application deadline is February 1st for fall admission.

University and LocationThe University of Arkansas, Fayetteville serves as the major center of liberal and professional education and as the primary land-grant campus in the state.  It is Arkansas’ major source of theoretical and applied research and the provider of a wide range of public services to people throughout the state and nation.  Fayetteville is located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains in Northwest Arkansas, home to 600,000 residents, multiple Fortune 500 companies, and world-class museums and biking infrastructure.  The region is consistently ranked as a top 10 place to live by U.S News.

The University of Arkansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.