MPH and MHA Differential Tuition
Differential tuition rates for in-state students enrolled in the professional Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Health Administration (MHA) programs help support the delivery of these degree programs, which due to their practical, hands-on nature, require additional resources to ensure we are able to offer 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.
Graduate Assistants on a full-time appointment (20 hours per week) are eligible for 10 credits of tuition remission in the Fall and Spring semesters and 4 credits in Winter Term. GAs on a half-time appointment (10 hours per week) are eligible for 5 credits of tuition remission in the Fall and Spring semesters and 2 credits in Winter Term. GAs on a full-time 12-month appointment are also eligible for up to 8 credits of tuition remission during Summer; and GAs on a half-time 12-month appointment are eligible for up to 4 credits during Summer.
Tuition remission is credited at the prevailing standard in-state credit hour rate at the time the class is taken. Our programs have higher credit hour rates. The tuition remission benefit does not cover the tuition difference, which remains the responsibility of the Graduate or Teaching Assistant.
Tuition remission does not cover Mandatory Fees. Please see the Schedule of Classes for a current schedule of Mandatory Fees.
2019-20 Academic Year Tuition Rates
|In-State Tuition||Out-of-State Tuition||Fees|
|UMD Standard Graduate Tuition & Mandatory Fees||$731 per credit||$1,625 per credit||$451.00 flat rate||$817.50 flat rate|
|SPH MPH and MHA Program Tuition & Mandatory Fees||$878 per credit||$1,625 per credit||$451.00 flat rate||
$817.50 flat rate
|Public Health Practice and Policy MPH, Behavioral and Community Health MPH and Certificate in Public Health (Online)||$836 per credit||N/A||$100.00 flat rate||
$100.00 flat rate
* 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.