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.


2016-17 Tuition Rates

Tuition is paid based on the following structure:

PhD Resident Non-resident
Part time, per credit $1,353 $2,093
Full time, 6-14 credits $8,120 $12,560
Each credit over 14 $1,353 $2,093

*Based on completing 24 credits in one year.

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


Funding your education is a top priority and the majority of our students are offered some financial support for at least the first year of their doctorate program.

This program offers research and teaching assistantship positions throughout the year. Many research assistant positions require knowledge of statistical computing, such as SAS, Stata, or SPSS.

The division has several training grants for research assistantship and fellowship opportunities, such as:

See the Full list of Epidemiology Training Grants & Fellowships.

Other Costs to Consider

  • Average cost of living in Minneapolis for a one-bedroom apartment is $899
  • Minnesota offers no tax on clothing
  • Minnesota students may receive an unlimited bus pass for $100/semester
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