We understand the challenges of paying for and funding higher education goals, and we work with current and prospective students to be transparent and connect them to the assistance they need. To identify the best sources of financial support, we encourage potential and current students to review the information below.
The UW Community-Oriented Public Health Practice Master of Public Health (COPHP MPH) is a fee-based degree program. It is offered by the UW Department of Health Systems and Population Health (HSPop) in partnership with the UW Continuum College.
Course fees are charged on a per-credit basis and are the same for Washington state resident and nonresident students. In addition to course fees, students pay other required fees each quarter, including registration, technology, practicum, and U-PASS (bus and transportation) fees.
Payments are due by the third Friday of the quarter.
|Cost per Quarter||$10,453|
|Total Required Quarters||6|
|Estimated* Total Cost of Degree||$62,718|
Financial Aid and Funding
A variety of financial aid, funding, and resources are available to students. Please note, students in fee-based programs are not eligible for Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA).
Scholarships for COPHP MPH Applicants
Our program, department, school, and university provide various scholarships for students. COPHP MPH applicants are eligible for the following scholarships and apply during the admissions process to the program:
Scholarships and Funding for Current COPHP MPH Students
Outstanding Capstone in Public Health Practice Award
Amount: $1,000 – $3,000
This award is provided to second year COPHP MPH student(s) whose academic and capstone work exemplifies the COPHP MPH mission — students becoming problem-solvers, advocates, and leaders in community health.
We distribute the award in the spring quarter before graduation.
UW School of Public Health Funding
Students in the COPHP MPH, which is housed in the UW Department of Health Systems and Population Health (HSPop) within the School of Public Health, could be eligible for scholarships and funding with the school.
The UW School of Public Health makes every effort to connect prospective applicants to funding opportunities both before and upon admission. However, due to the high volume of requests and the limited number of awards available, they cannot guarantee you will be matched with a Dean’s Office award.
Students could also be eligible for research or teaching assistant positions listed with SPH Student Funding.
Resources for International and/or Undocumented Students
We welcome international and/or undocumented applicants. Review our program admissions eligibility criteria and learn more about available financial options on our department’s student resources page.
Additional Student Resources
The UW Department of Health Systems and Population Health (HSPop) has a list of student resources and financial support, including student services such as counseling, housing, and/or child care, among others.
If you contact the Office of Student Financial Aid or other UW offices, it’s helpful to share that you are inquiring about a fee-based program. Fee-based students are not eligible for tuition exemptions or university grants.Learn More