Tuition and Funding.

Our funding commitments

Along with eliminating the GRE as a requirement, increasing financial support for our public health students is an important step towards reducing inequity in educational opportunities. Our investment in you is an investment towards a healthier world for all.

Guaranteed Access Grant

All students accepted into our 2024 On-Campus MPH and MS single degree programs are guaranteed grants to immediately reduce the cost of your tuition:

  • On-Campus MPH: $25,000 Access Grant
  • On-Campus MS: $20,000 Access Grant

You may also be eligible for additional scholarships and financial aid. Please review the information below regarding eligibility.

Paid practicum opportunities

Through Generation Health, On-Campus MPH students are eligible for stipends of up to $5,000 to support work with community organizations that cannot offer compensation.

Special scholarship opportunities

We offer special scholarship opportunities and application fee waivers for students of undergraduate institutions and/or individuals affiliated with organizations that share our commitment to social justice.

Additional scholarships and fellowships

You may also qualify for additional scholarship opportunities, on-campus fellowships, and/or financial aid

Our track record


On-campus students receiving funding in the forms of fellowships, scholarships, loans, or tuition remission rate


Career or education placement rate within 12 months, and a 93% career placement within the first 6 months post-graduation

$13 million

2022 total scholarships awarded to all students across programs

On-Campus MPH/MS Tuition Costs, 2024-2025

Tuition rates are set annually by the Boston University Board of Trustees. In 2024, BUSPH is guaranteeing scholarship aid to all accepted applicants for our on-campus, single degree programs. This will help to defray the tuition costs listed below:

Full-time student (12-18 credits) Part-time student (less than 12 credits per semester)
$33,328 per semester* $2,083 per credit

*This does not include the Access Grant or other scholarship awards. On-campus MPH students can complete course requirements in 3, full-time semesters; MS students can complete course requirements in 2, full-time semesters.

For a more comprehensive list of all education-related expenses, please visit the Student Financial Services Cost of Attendance webpage.

More information and credits required per program

Reducing the Cost

Via a combination of scholarships, financial aid, paid work and practicum opportunities, we are committed to reducing the cost of your public health education at BU.

And our commitment to you doesn’t end with graduation—100% of our graduates are working or continuing their education within one year of graduation. Learn more about our student-centered Careers and Practicum advising.

“Throughout the application process with BU I felt as though they really cared about their students and their future career paths”

Vera Rodic, MPH ‘23

Explore our application process