Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees for 2014/15*

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (MPH), PART-TIME

Please note that students have the flexibility to switch between part- and full-time status on a semester basis; many students do so in order to balance their academic and professional calendars, as well as accommodate research and practice opportunities that may arise.

MPH (part-time)

48 Credits
1–11  Credits per Semester (flexible)
Tuition: $1,428 per credit

Fees: Part-time students pay a $60 program fee for fall and spring semester. All fees are nonrefundable. The student is assessed at actual cost for any breakage or damage to University property. Library fines are assessed by the librarian.

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (MPH), FULL-TIME

First semester students are encouraged to limit their registration to no more than 16 credits or five courses during their full semester. Per university tuition policies, full-time students may enroll in a maximum of 18 credits per semester. Students taking more than 18 credits in a given semester must receive approval from the Associate Dean of Education and will be charged an additional $1,428 per credit for every credit over 18 credits.

MPH (full-time)

48 Credits
Tuition: $22,843 per semester

Fees: There is a $60 program fee per fall and spring semester for all students, as well as a $167 health and wellness fee per semester for all full-time students. All fees are nonrefundable. The student is assessed at actual cost for any breakage or damage to University property. Library fines are assessed by the librarian.

OTHER PROGRAMS (MA, MS, DrPH, PhD, and Graduate Certificates), PART-TIME

Students have the flexibility to switch between part- and full-time status on a semester basis; many students do so in order to balance their academic and professional calendars, as well as accommodate research and practice opportunities that may arise.

MA in Biostatistics

32 Credits
111 Credits per Semester (flexible)
Tuition: $1,428 per credit

MS in Environmental Health

48 Credits
1–11 Credits per Semester (flexible)
Tuition: $1,428 per credit

MS in Epidemiology

32 Credits
111 Credits per Semester (flexible)
Tuition: $1,428 per credit

MS in Health Services Research

33 Credits
111 Credits per Semester (flexible)
Tuition: $1,428 per credit

DrPH

48 Credits
111 Credits per Semester (flexible)
Tuition: $1,428 per credit

PhD (Post-Master’s)

32 Credits
111 Credits per Semester (flexible)
Tuition: $1,428 per credit

Graduate Certificates in Biostatistics (Part time only)

16 Credits
3–8 Credits per Semester (flexible-based on course sequencing)
Tuition: $1,428 per credit

Fees: There is a $60 program fee for fall and spring semester for all students. For thesis and dissertation students, there is a Continuing Study fee of $2,748 per semester; other fees apply for full-time status. All fees are nonrefundable. The student is assessed at actual cost for any breakage or damage to University property. Library fines are assessed by the librarian.

OTHER PROGRAMS (MA, MS, DrPH, and PhD), FULL-TIME

Full-time students may enroll in 18 credits per semester. Students taking more than 18 credits in a given semester must receive approval from their Program Director and the Associate Dean of Education and will be charged an additional $1,428 per credit for every credit over 18 credits.

MA in Biostatistics

32 Credits
Tuition: $22,843 per semester

MS in Environmental Health

48 Credits
Tuition: $22,843 per semester

MS in Epidemiology

32 Credits
Tuition: $22,843 per semester

MS in Health Services Research

33 Credits
Tuition: $22,843 per semester

DrPH

48 Credits
Tuition: $22,843 per semester

PhD (Post-Master’s)

32 Credits
Tuition: $22,843 per semester

Fees: There is a $60 program fee for fall and spring semester for all students, as well as a $167 health and wellness fee per semester for all full-time students. For thesis and dissertation students, there is a Continuing Study fee of $2,748 per semester. All fees are nonrefundable. The student is assessed at actual cost for any breakage or damage to University property. Library fines are assessed by the librarian.

Medical Insurance

Massachusetts law requires all students who are enrolled in at least 75 percent of the full-time curriculum (9 credits) to demonstrate coverage under a qualifying medical insurance plan.

Annual Plan Rate (8/23/148/22/15)

Student Rates

  • Basic Plan—$1,941
  • Plus Plan—$2,610

Dependent Rates

  • Spouse Only—$4,739
  • Child(ren)—$2,805

Spring Plan Rate (1/1/15–8/22/15)

Student Rates

  • Basic Plan—$1,372
  • Plus Plan—$1,865

Dependent Rates

  • Spouse Only—$3,039
  • Child(ren)—$1,671

Please note that the 2014–15 rates shown include Affordable Care Act (ACA) taxes and fees. For details on these health plans, please visit Aetna Student Health.

Part-time students who enroll for fewer than 9 credits are also eligible to purchase medical insurance. For information, contact the Office of the Comptroller, 881 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215; 617-353-2870. International students should contact the International Students & Scholars office. A brochure on medical insurance is available from the Registrar. The insurance premium is subject to change.

Students who cannot demonstrate coverage under a qualifying medical insurance plan are required to purchase the University’s student health insurance plan.

* These tuition rates and fees are effective as of September 2014. The same full-time tuition rate is charged to students taking anywhere between 12 and 18 credits of coursework.
The Trustees of the University reserve the right to change tuition rates or fees at their discretion whenever it is deemed advisable.