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. The MS in HSRP&A degree program gives graduates a competitive edge for career earnings and advancement in the field of health data analytics, with an average starting salary in the range of $70,000 – 79,000. The Twin Cities is a top location for health services research, home to corporate headquarters of several major healthcare organizations, including UnitedHealth Group, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, and 3M Healthcare, among many others.
The primary form of funding for graduate students is through federal and private educational loan programs. Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents can complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to be considered for federal loans. Several scholarships and fellowships are also available.
We encourage all applicants to contact us to inquire about opportunities for funding your graduate education.
Tuition & Fees
Division of Health Policy & Management (HPM) Scholarships
All admitted students will be considered for an HPM scholarship, based upon promise in the field of health service data analytics and research, including the School of Public Health Dean’s Scholarship. We also have non-resident tuition scholarships available. No separate application is necessary.
School of Public Health Funding
The School of Public Health has numerous scholarships for new students. All admitted students with a SOPHAS application completed by Dec. 1 will automatically be considered for internal scholarships.
See a full list of scholarships available to public health students
Graduate School and Other Scholarships
The Graduate School and UMN have many other scholarship opportunities, including the research-based Diversity of Views and Experiences (DOVE) Fellowship for nominated students.
A graduate assistantship is an on-campus, part-time job that includes attractive benefits. Assistantships are very competitive to obtain as the demand exceeds the number of available positions, but students with quantitative research skills using SAS, Stata, and similar analytic tools have a competitive advantage when seeking a research assistantship.
The Division of Health Policy & Management has Research Assistant (RA) positions and a few Teaching Assistant (TA) positions. Students may also look for graduate assistantship jobs outside of the department through the University’s Office of Human Resources Graduate Assistant Employment page.
Other Costs & Financial Benefits to Consider
- Average cost of living in Minneapolis for a one-bedroom apartment is $899
- Minnesota charges no tax on clothing
- Minnesota students may receive an unlimited bus pass (U-Pass) for $114/semester
- UMN offers financial wellness counseling from certified counselors as a free service to students
- Learn more about tuition and fees costs