Tuition & Finances

Tuition & Fees

Tuition at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health remains competitive among top 10 schools of public health in the nation.

In fact, we have the lowest out-of-state tuition among all top 10 schools of public health, giving non-resident students access to leading faculty and research at the lowest financial investment.

The cost of your education is determined by the number of credits required to complete your degree. Credit requirements vary by program and degree type.

U of M SPH MPH Tuition is less than any other school in top 10.

*The average cost displayed is based on 2015-2016 published tuition rates among U.S. News & World Report’s Top 10.

MPH Tuition

Master of Public Health (MPH) tuition is calculated below per credit and by cost of degree. Tuition rates below are estimates based on the 2017-18 academic year and are reassessed and approved each summer. For full details of tuition costs, please visit One Stop.

The tuition rates below do not include fees. 
Cost per credit (resident) Cost per credit (non-resident) Cost of degree (resident) Cost of degree (non-resident)
Biostatistics $961.00 $1,262.00 $40,362.00 $53,004.00
Community Health Promotion $961.00 $1,262.00 $46,128.00 $60,576.00
Environmental Health Sciences

(General Program and all concentrations except Industrial Hygiene)

$961.00 $1,262.00 $40,362.00 $53,004.00
Environmental Health Sciences

(Industrial Hygiene concentration)

$961.00 $1,262.00 $49,972.00 $65,624.00
Epidemiology

(Accelerated Program)

$961.00 $1,262.00 $40,362.00 $53,004.00
Epidemiology

(Standard Program)

$961.00 $1,262.00 $46,128.00 $60,576.00
Executive Public Health Practice

(all Executive Public Health Practice students are charged resident tuition)

$961.00 N/A $40,362.00 N/A
Executive Public Health Administration & Policy

(all Executive Public Health Administration & Policy students are charged resident tuition)

$961.00 N/A $40,362.00 N/A
Maternal & Child Health

(Advanced Track)

$961.00 $1,262.00 $40,362.00 $53,004.00
Maternal & Child Health

(Standard and Epidemiology Tracks)

$961.00 $1,262.00 $46,128.00 $60,576.00
Public Health Administration & Policy $961.00 $1,262.00 $42,284.00 $55,528.00
Public Health Nutrition

(Standard & Nutritional Epidemiology Programs)

$961.00 $1,262.00 $42,284.00 $55,528.00
Public Health Nutrition

(Coordinated Master’s Program)

$961.00 $1,262.00 $58,621.00 $76,982.00
Public Health Nutrition

(without dietetics degree)

$961.00 $1,262.00 $61,504.00 $80,768.00

MHA Tuition

Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) tuition is calculated below per credit and by cost of degree. Tuition rates below are estimates based on the 2017-18 academic year and are reassessed and approved each summer. For full details of tuition costs, please visit One Stop.

The tuition rates below do not include fees.

Cost per credit (resident) Cost per credit (non-resident) Cost of degree (resident) Cost of degree (non-resident)
Full-time program $961.00 $1,262.00 $57,660.00 $75,720.00
Executive program* $1,560.00 $1,560.00 $65,520.00 $65,520.00

*Executive MHA tuition rate remains the same based on the cohort students enter for the duration of their degree.

MS Tuition

Master of Science (MS) tuition is calculated below per credit. Tuition rates below are estimates based on the 2017-18 academic year and are reassessed and approved each summer. For full details of tuition costs, please visit One Stop.

The MS tuition rate includes a 6-14 credit band for full-time registration. Each credit above or below the plateau is assessed on a per-credit basis.

The tuition rates below do not include fees.

Cost per credit (resident) Cost per credit (non-resident)
Part-time, per credit $1,394.00 $2,157.00
Full-time, 6-14 credits (per semester) $8,364.00 $12,942.00
Each credit over 14 $1,394.00 $2,157.00

PhD Tuition

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) tuition is calculated below per credit. Tuition rates below are estimates based on the 2017-18 academic year and are reassessed and approved each summer. For full details of tuition costs, please visit One Stop.

The PhD tuition rate includes a 6-14 credit band for full-time registration. Each credit above or below the plateau is assessed on a per-credit basis.

The tuition rates below do not include fees.

Cost per credit (resident) Cost per credit (non-resident)
Part-time, per credit $1,394.00 $2,157.00
Full-time, 6-14 credits (per semester) $8,364.00 $12,942.00
Each credit over 14 $1,394.00 $2,157.00

Note: Many of our PhD students receive full or partial financial support for tuition and fees. Contact the program coordinator to learn more about PhD financial support opportunities.

Certificate Tuition

Certificate tuition is calculated below by the cost of certificate completion. Tuition rates below are estimates based on the 2016-17 academic year and are reassessed and approved each summer. For full details of tuition costs, please visit One Stop.

The tuition rates below do not include fees.

Cost for certificate (resident) Cost for certificate (non-resident)
Public Health Certificate in Core Concepts

(all Core Concepts students are charged resident tuition)

$13,061.44 N/A
Advanced Management Training for Clinician Leaders $12,128.48 $15,929.16
Aging Studies Certificate  $11,195.52  $14,703.84
Applied Biostatistics Certificate  $14,927.36  $19,605.12
Clinical Research Certificate  $14,927.36 $19,605.12
Management Fundamentals in Health Care Organizations $12,128.48  $15,929.16
Public Health Certificate in Food Protection  $13,061.44  $17,154.48
Public Health Certificate in Preparedness, Response & Recovery $11,195.52 $14,703.84
Global Health Certificate  $13,994.40  $18,379.80

University & SPH Fees

Resident/non-resident U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Fees

Fees below are based on on the 2016-17 academic year and are charged per semester with tuition, unless otherwise noted. For questions and more information about fees, visit One Stop.

Fee Details Amount (per semester)
SPH Collegiate Fee Charged to all students enrolled in 6 or more credits for fall and spring semester or 3 credits for summer term $145.00
Student Services Fee Charged to all students enrolled in 6 or more credits for fall and spring semester or 3 credits for summer term $432.18
Capital Enhancement Fee Required of all students who pay the student services fee $75.00
Council of Graduate Students Assessed to all graduate level, degree-seeking students $10.56
Professional Student Government Fee Assessed to all graduate level, degree-seeking students $15.55
Long-Term Disability Insurance When paid in fall and spring, insurance covers a full calendar year $43.50
Stadium Fee Assessed to all graduate level, degree-seeking students $6.00
Student Health Benefit Plan Students are auto-enrolled and can opt-out with proof of enrollment in another U.S.-based, employer-sponsored health plan or the U’s Graduate Assistant Health Plan $999.00
Student Health Benefit Plan for Graduate Assistants Monthly premiums subsidized based on the terms of your University appointment $103.76
Transportation Fee Assessed to all graduate level, degree-seeking students $24.00

International Student Fees

Fees below are based on on the 2016-17 academic year and are charged per semester with tuition, unless otherwise noted. For questions and more information about fees, visit One Stop.

Fee Details Amount (per semester)
SPH Collegiate Fee Charged to all students enrolled in 6 or more credits for fall and spring semester or 3 credits for summer term $145.00
Student Services Fee Charged to all students enrolled in 6 or more credits for fall and spring semester or 3 credits for summer term $432.18
Capital Enhancement Fee Required of all students who pay the student services fee $75.00
Council of Graduate Students Assessed to all graduate level, degree-seeking students $10.56
Professional Student Government Fee Assessed to all graduate level, degree-seeking students $15.55
Long-Term Disability Insurance When paid in fall and spring, insurance covers a full calendar year $43.50
Stadium Fee Assessed to all graduate level, degree-seeking students $6.00
Student Health Benefit Plan Students are auto-enrolled and can opt-out with proof of enrollment in another U.S.-based, employer-sponsored health plan or the U’s Graduate Assistant Health Plan $999.00
Student Health Benefit Plan for Graduate Assistants Monthly premiums subsidized based on the terms of your University appointment $103.76
Transportation Fee Assessed to all graduate level, degree-seeking students $24.00
International Student Engagement Fee Required of all students who hold non-immigrant visas $14.00
International Student Administration Fee Administrative fee assessed for orientation and advising. Required of all students who hold temporary non-immigrant visas. $145.00
Sponsored Student Fee Supports additional administrative requirements of sponsored international student support. Required for all sponsored international students. $300.00

Certificate Student Fees

Certificate Student Fees

Fees below are based on on the 2016-17 academic year and are charged per semester with tuition, unless otherwise noted. For questions and more information about fees, visit One Stop.

Fee Details Amount (per semester)
Long-Term Disability Insurance When paid in fall and spring, insurance covers a full calendar year $43.50
Stadium Fee Supports the construction costs of the on-campus football stadium $6.00
Student Health Benefit Plan Students are auto-enrolled and can opt-out with proof of enrollment in another U.S.-based, employer-sponsored health plan or the U’s Graduate Assistant Health Plan $999.00