School of Public Health
2023-2024 Cost of Attendance
Students in the Online Master’s in Public Health (OLMPH) program starting January 2023 should visit the OLMPH Cost of Attendance page for more information.
2023-2024 Dates of Enrollment
|Fall 2023||Spring 2024|
|Master of Public Health (MPH)||9/5/2023 – 12/19/23||1/18/24 – 5/8/24|
|Online Executive Master of Public Health (MPH)||9/5/2023 – 12/19/23||1/18/24 – 5/8/24|
|Master of Science (MS) and Master of Arts (MA) – most programs||9/5/2023 – 12/19/23||1/18/24 – 5/8/24|
|Master of Science (MS) – Population Health Research (all specialties)||7/10/2023 – 8/25/2023,
9/5/2023 – 12/19/23
|1/18/24 – 5/8/24|
|Master of Science (MS) – Applied Biostatistics (incoming students only)||8/14/23 – 12/19/23||1/18/24 – 5/8/24|
|Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)||9/5/2023 – 12/19/23||1/18/24 – 5/8/24|
*Dates with asterisks are currently estimates. Updates to come shortly
Full Time Students (12 credits or more)
|Expense||Fall 2023||Spring 2024||2023-2024|
|Health & Wellness Fee #||$257||$257||$514|
|Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment||$597||$597||$1,194|
# Students in the Executive Online MPH Program are not subject to the Health and Wellness Fee.
**MS in Applied Biostatistics students begin on 8/14/23*. Students enrolled in this programs may have a higher Rent/Utilities and Food budget allowance.
***MS in Population Health Research students begin on 7/10/23. Additional tuition and fees costs will be assessed for these courses. See Part Time Students tab below for these additional charges. Please also visit the SPH Applying for Aid page for more information about the application process.
Part Time Students (less than 12 credits)
|Tuition||$1,994 per credit|
|Graduate Program Fee||$150 per semester|
|Books, Course Materials, Supplies, and Equipment||$50 per credit|
|Loan Fees*||$105 per semester|
|Housing*||$6,300 per semester|
|Food*||$1,950 per semester|
|Personal Expenses*||$1,890 per semester|
|Transportation*||$689 per semester|
*only available for students enrolled in 6 credits or more
***MS in Population Health Research students are estimated to begin on 7/10/23. Additional tuition and fees costs will be assessed for these courses. Please also visit the SPH Applying for Aid page for more information about the application process.
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*Massachusetts law requires all students who are enrolled in at least 75 percent of the full-time curriculum (9 credits) to carry medical insurance
Health Insurance will not initially be included in the initial Cost of Attendance. If you are required to pay out of pocket for health insurance, adjustments can be made to the COA after the fact. Review the Health Insurance page for coverage options.
Summer Term expenses are managed by the BU Summer Term department