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 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 MPH and MHA 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
Part-Time Full-Time
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 $1,609 per credit $451.00 flat rate

$817.50 flat rate

SPH Online Graduate Programs Tuition and Mandatory Fees $878 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, including support for Teaching Assistants and instructional support in the SPHL core courses, internship and student services support, and the Graduate Students in Public Health (GSPH) student organization.