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Tuition & Fees

The Bloomberg School operates on academic terms, instead of semesters.

  • a term is eight weeks (about half a typical semester)
  • the traditional Academic Year is four terms (August to May)

Full-time status requires registering for 12 or more credits per term. Registering for 11 or fewer credits per term is defined as part-time status.

Tuition is assessed per term by the Office of Student Accounts & Business Services. Review the grid below to estimate the cost of your program.

Student Accounts also has information regarding non-degree applications, payment due dates and payment options.

Bloomberg School Tuition 2021-2022

Tuition rates for the following academic year are reassessed and approved each spring

Master of Public Health (MPH) Program
$73,980 for 11-month program
($14,796 per term for 5 terms)
Online/part-time$1,233 per credit
The Welch Scholarship is available for students starting the program in January 2016 and beyond
$958 per credit with scholarship
Doctoral (DrPH, PhD, ScD) and
Other Master's (MA in Public Health Biology, MBE, MHA, MHS, MS in Toxicology for Human Risk Assessment, MSPH, ScM) Programs

$59,184 per traditional academic year
($14,796 per term for 4 terms)
Many departments offer the Master's Tuition Scholarship for two-year, full-time master's degrees.

All full-time PhD students will receive the following support for the first four years of the program: full tuition, individual health insurance, University Health Services clinic fee, vision insurance and dental insurance. Some departments offer additional funding for their PhD students. Please check the department of interest’s website for
more information. 

Part-time$1,233 per credit
Online Programs for Applied Learning (OPAL)
Per Credit$1,233
All students enrolled in an OPAL certificate or Master of Applied Science program will be awarded a scholarship in the amount of $474 per credit. This scholarship is designated for tuition costs only and is disbursed incrementally for each credit taken towards required coursework.

Postdoctoral Fellows

($200 per term for 4 terms)
Full-time$14,796 per term
Part-time$1,233 per credit
Special Student Limited$1,233 per credit

Students interested in certificate programs should review the Certificate Programs Tuition page.

Bloomberg School Fees 2021-2022*

*The school fees for 2021-2022 are pending Trustee Board approval.

Enrollment Deposit$600Required for all admitted degree candidates. It is applied to your student account as a credit toward all tuition and fees assessed upon enrollment. (Please note: This fee is non-refundable.)
Matriculation Fee$500A one-time fee for all new degree candidates to offset costs associated with registration, record keeping and graduation. (Please note: This fee is separate from the enrollment deposit.)
Leave of Absence Fee$50 per termA $50 fee assessed per term (excluding summer) for students who are on official leave of absence.
Late Course Change Fee$50Assessed for adjusting a course schedule after the posted add/drop deadline for a term. No changes may be accepted during the last two weeks of each term.
Proctoring FeeVariesA few online courses require students to take proctored exams. Typically, there is no fee associated with using a proctor (instructions regarding finding a proctor can be found when students log into their eLearning account at is If a student cannot find an appropriate proctor who does not charge a fee, then a fee-based proctor may be necessary.
Course FeeOccasional,
varies by course
Fee charged by the department to cover the cost of printing for course packs, handouts, etc. Consult the course description for any associated course fees.
Returned Check Fee (including e-checks)$25Assessed without exception for any check returned to the Bloomberg School by a banking institution. The Bloomberg School reserves the right to refuse future payments by personal check from any student once a fee has been assessed.
Health Clinic Fee$850
($212.50 per term;
first 4 terms)
Assessed quarterly (first four terms) in the amount of $212.50 to all full-time students with or without the student health plan. It is assessed to offset the cost associated with health insurance. (Please note: This fee is non-refundable and is subject to change.)

The Office of Student Accounts and Business Services can provide information about tuition, charges and/or how to pay your bill.

The Financial Aid Office provides assistance with federal and private loans and the Federal Work-Study ProgramScholarships are typically awarded by the academic departments.