The University of Minnesota offers affordable and competitive graduate tuition while also being situated in one of the most affordable metropolitan areas in the country.

2018-19 Tuition Rates by Semester

MS Resident Non-resident
Part time, per credit $1,422.00 $2,201.00
Full time, 6-14 credits $8,532.00 $13,206.00
Each credit over 14 $1,422.00 $2,201.00

*Fees are approximate and assume enrollment in student health insurance plan. Additional fees apply for international students. See SPH Tuition & Fees for full details.


See a full list of scholarships available to Public Health students

There is no specific application form for divisional financial aid awards, as all admitted students are automatically considered. First consideration for aid is given to students who submit application materials by Dec. 1.

Teaching and Research Assistantships

Aid awards are typically in the form of graduate teaching or research assistantships, which carry a salary, full tuition benefit, and the option to participate in a health insurance plan for which the university covers 95 percent of the premium. About 10–15 graduate assistantships are awarded to new students each year.

Research assistants may work with individual faculty on grant-sponsored projects or in one of several division-affiliated centers involved the design and analysis of health studies. Teaching assistants are assigned to a particular course and provide tutoring, grading, and help in the computer lab.

Other Costs to Consider

  • Average cost in Minneapolis for a one-bedroom apartment is $899/month
  • Minnesota students can buy an unlimited bus and light rail pass for $100/semester. The light rail stops 2 minutes’ walk from the Division’s offices.
  • Minnesota has no tax on clothing.
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