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How Much Does a Master's Degree in Public Health Cost?

 
average costIn-State Tuition: $16,000-$33,000high costOut-of-State Tuition: $25,000-$60,000
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Individuals who hold master's degrees in public health typically pursue careers in hospital management, in administration for a public health agency (such as a state or national department of public health), in pharmaceutical research, in biotechnology, or in nutrition.

Typical costs:

  • The price for a master's degree in public health varies based on in-state and out-of-state tuition at public schools. Graduate programs in public health are also offered at private universities, which typically have no difference in costs for out-of-state applicants.
  • A master's degree in public health typically costs $16,000-$33,000 for in-state tuition and fees or $25,000-$60,000 for out-of-state tuition and fees. This cost represents tuition and fees only for a two-year graduate program, which is most common. Residents can often attend a state school for 46-51% of the cost of the non-resident rate. For example, the master's program at the University of Iowa[1] costs $24,536 for residents or $52,228 for non-residents, a 46%cost increase.
  • Online degree programs and private school programs in public health typically cost $26,000-$33,000. For example, a degree from Benedictine University[2] , a Catholic university in Lisle, IL, costs $32,340. A similar degree at Capella University[3] , an online degree program and for-profit university, costs $26,280.
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What should be included:
  • A master's degree in public health typically requires 42-60 credits. It may include coursework such as statistics, health education, nutrition, maternal and child health, and health services administration.
  • Most public health master's programs are for full-time students attending for two years, although some programs will accept part-time students or offer accelerated degree programs or online classes.
Additional costs:
  • Housing and food costs can add an additional $10,000-$20,000 per year. For example, housing at the University of California Berkeley typically costs $12,000-$16,000 per academic year and some type of meal plan is required at a cost of $6 to $7 per meal.
  • Books and supplies for a Master of Public Health typically range from $1,000-$3,000 total. The Rollins School of Public Health[4] at Emory University estimates graduate students will spend $650 per semester on books, for a total of $2,600 over two years.
  • Health insurance and personal expenses for master's students can add another $3,000-$10,000 per year. For example, students at the Harvard School of Public Health[5] can expect to pay about $3,000 for university health services fee and a health insurance plan from an outside provider. Personal expenses and food can cost an additional $6,600 per year.
  • Transportation costs can add another $600-$3,000 per year to the graduate student's experience. At Texas A&M Health Science Center[6] , students can expect to add $1,143 for transportation fees.
Discounts:
  • Some universities offer a limited number of assistantships for master's programs. If granted an assistantship, a student may work part-time researching in the field or teaching courses at the university while earning a stipend which can be used towards tuition and other expenses. For example, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health selects several graduate students to work 20 hours per week as teaching assistants[7] for a stipend of $7,760 per term. (Tuition at the school costs $10,144 per term for Pennsylvania residents or $17,341 per term for non-residents.)
  • Scholarships may be available to students who meet program qualifications such as a high GPA or a proven financial need. College Scholarships[8] details $500-$5,000 scholarships ranging for studying public health at the graduate level. Unlike college loans, scholarships do not need to be repaid. As another example, the HCA Corris Boyd Scholars Program[9] offers two $40,000 scholarships to deserving students of color entering a graduate program in healthcare management.
Shopping for a master's degree in public health:
  • What is Public Health offers comprehensive information[10] on the public health field, education, jobs and more. The resource is put together by the Association of Schools of Public Health, which provides a searchable database[11] of schools offering public health degrees.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.public-health.uiowa.edu/mph/admissions/mph_cost.html
  2.  www.onlinedegrees-benedictine.com/public-health/master-of-public-health.asp
  3.  www.capella.edu/online-degrees/mph-general-public-health/
  4.  www.sph.emory.edu/cms/current_students/financial_aid.html
  5.  www.hsph.harvard.edu/about/student-expenses/
  6.  www.tamhsc.edu/education/finaid/forms1/cost-of-attendance/school-of-rural-public-health...
  7.  www.pitt.edu/~graduate/stipends.html
  8.  www.collegescholarships.org/scholarships/health/public.htm
  9.  www.aupha.org/i4a/pages/Index.cfm?pageID=3541#Corris
  10.  www.whatispublichealth.org/faqs/index.html
  11.  www.asph.org/document.cfm?page=1106
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