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
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
2022 total scholarships awarded to all students across programs
On-Campus MPH/MS Tuition Costs, 2023-2024
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)|
|$31,904 per semester*||$1,994 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
Number of credits required to graduate: 48
On-campus MPH 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, or accommodate research and practice opportunities that may arise. The total tuition to complete your MPH degree remains the same.
Students completing the program in 3 semesters (16 months) will register for three full-time semesters. Students completing the program in 2 years will register for 1 or 2 full-time semesters and 2 or 3 part-time semesters, charged per credit.
Number of credits required to graduate: 34
MS 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, or accommodate research and practice opportunities that may arise.
MS students in Applied Biostatistics begin their studies mid-August with a summer intensive. All other MS students begin their program in Summer Term 2.
Other programs (Online MPH, Doctoral Programs)
The Online MPH is an accessibly priced degree program, designed for working professionals with an average of 5-8 years of experience. Students accepted into the Online MPH program are not eligible for institutional scholarships or fellowships, including the Access Grant; however, domestic students may qualify for Federal Unsubsidized Loans.
Please view individual doctoral program pages to learn more about available funding opportunities
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