Cost and Aid: Online MPH

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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 Online Master of Public Health (MPH) is a self-sustaining, fee-based* degree program offered by the UW Department of Health Systems and Population Health (HSPop).

Course fees are charged on a per-credit basis and are the same for Washington state resident students and nonresident students. In addition to course fees, students pay other required fees each quarter, including registration, technology, and U-PASS (bus and transportation) fees.

Payments are due by the third Friday of the quarter.

*As a fee-based program, rather than a state-supported, tuition-based program, the Online MPH program is not eligible for the Washington State Employee Tuition Exemption.

Cost per Credit$940
Total Required Credits63
Estimated** Total Cost of Degree$59,220

**Estimated cost is based on 2023–2024 rates and does not factor in other required fees or expected annual fee increases.

Financial Aid and Funding

A variety of financial aid, funding, and resources are available to students.

Scholarships for Online MPH Applicants

Our program, department, school, and university provide various scholarships for students. Online MPH applicants are eligible for the following scholarships and apply during the admissions process to the program:

Financial Assistance and Scholarship Resources

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.

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