MPH and MHA Differential Tuition

Beginning in Spring 2013, the University of Maryland School of Public Health implemented differential tuition rates for in-state students enrolled in the professional Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Health Administration (MHA) programs. These funds are specifically designated to support the delivery of these programs, which due to their practical, hands-on nature require additional resources to ensure we are able to continue offering a high quality educational experience to all MPH and MHA students. It is important to note that this differential applies only to the cost-per-credit hour tuition rate; there are no differential student fees. All graduate students pay the mandatory fees established by the University of Maryland for part-time and full-time graduate students.

2017-18 Academic Year Tuition Rates

  In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition                 Fees
Part-Time Full-Time
UMD Standard Graduate Tuition & Mandatory Fees $717 per credit $1,548 per credit $898.00 flat rate $1620.00 flat rate
SPH MPH and MHA Program Tuition & Mandatory Fees $836 per credit $1,532 per credit $898.00 flat rate

$1620.00 flat rate

Public Health Practice and Policy MPH and Certificate in Public Health (Online) $836 per credit N/A $TBD


* The complete break down of mandatory fees is available on the UMD Bursar’s website.
**Out-of-state tuition is the same for international students.

The SPH is reinvesting these differential tuition costs directly back into opportunities that support MPH and MHA students, such as support for MPH and MHA capstone projects, educational opportunities to attend professional conferences, leadership training opportunities (e.g., the annual ASPPH Student Leadership Institute and the CDC Millennial Health Leaders Summit), costs to take the Certified Public Health (CPH) exam, and the Graduate Students in Public Health (GSPH) student organization.