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Graduate Archer Fellowship Program


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Click here for a two-page summary of the Graduate Archer Fellowship program at UTHealth Houston.


UTHealth Houston Archer Fellows take courses housed in UTHealth Houston, which are taught by faculty from UT Dallas and policy experts from the Washington, D.C., community. Students earn nine hours of graduate-level credit:

  • PH 5098 (Section 900): Federal Policy–3 hours
  • PH 5098 (Section 901): Archer Center Independent Study and Research–3 hours
  • PH 9997 (Section 902): Practicum: Archer Center Internship–3 hours

Students are strongly encouraged to consult their academic advisors to learn how these classes may fit into their degree plans.

Program Cost and Scholarships

Archer Fellows pay a program fee in place of UTHealth Houston tuition. The current Graduate Archer Fellowship Program fee is $3,900 and is subject to change in future years. Additionally, Graduate Fellows who choose to live in housing arranged through the Archer Center are also responsible for the housing fee, which is $3,900.

Students typically fund their fellowship through existing financial aid, designated campus funding, Archer Center need- and merit-based scholarships, and personal resources. Thanks to generous funding provided by UTHealth Houston, Graduate Archer Fellows who reside in the housing arranged through the Archer Center will have their housing fee covered by UTHealth Houston, making the program more affordable than ever.

The Archer Center and its supporters are committed to making the Graduate Archer Fellowship Program affordable by removing financial barriers that may prohibit a fellow from achieving their educational goals. The Archer Center's need- and merit-based scholarship provides up to $8,000. With various scholarships and funding resources, many Archer Fellows receive comprehensive funding for their fellowship. If desired, you may contact the Archer Center to discuss your financial circumstances.

Students are encouraged to visit for more information on program expenses.

Information Sessions

Plan to attend an information session to learn more about the Archer Center and the Graduate Archer Fellowship Program and meet with Archer Center representatives. Information sessions are held during the fall semester for the upcoming summer program. In the interim, a recent information session recording is available here:

2024 Graduate Archer Fellowship Information Session
Date of Event: Monday, September 18, 2023
Recording: Click Here