Tuition and Funding Opportunities

The Milken Institute School of Public Health strives to make a graduate education in public health accessible for all students, and offers merit-based scholarships, graduate assistantships and financial aid. Tuition is charged on a per-credit-hour basis, allowing students the flexibility to enroll in three to nine credits per semester, based on their current financial, professional and personal capabilities.

Visit the Office of Graduate Admissions to view current tuition rates, fees and payment options.

To determine the cost of a specific program:

Please see your program description for the exact credit requirement for your degree of interest. For example, the Master of Public Health (MPH) program requires 45 credits of coursework. To calculate the total cost of the degree in tuition dollars, multiply the number of credits by the cost per credit hour.

Students in the MPH@GW online program are charged per credit hour. Read more information about MPH@GW tuition.

Students in the MHA@GW online program are charged per credit hour. Read more information about MHA@GW tuition.

View the estimated cost of living in the Washington, DC metro area, as provided by the GW Office of Graduate Admissions. 

All students must have a laptop computer, with some required software offered through the university. Please contact the Milken Institute School of Public Health Office of Admissions directly for more information on this requirement.

(Note: The university anticipates graduate tuition rates and housing expenses to increase by 5 to 10 percent each year.)

Funding Your Education

GW offers many programs to assist graduate students in financing their degree. From tuition awards, to loan programs, to payment plans, the university strives to support all students as they pursue their education.

Merit-Based Scholarships:

Milken Institute School of Public Health offers merit-based tuition awards to incoming graduate students. Eligible students who complete an application by the priority deadline are automatically entered into consideration. View awards for which you may be eligible.

Graduate Assistantships:

Graduate Research, Administrative and Teaching assistantships are available in many departments and across GW’s campus. Offering stipends and tuition benefits, assistantship positions are an effective way to support your graduate education while building your professional resume.

University Financial Aid:

GW offers many options for students seeking additional financial support to pursue their graduate education. Visit Colonial Central to speak with an advisor, or check out the websites below:

GW's costs and financial planning website describes types of funding and assistance available for graduate students.

The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers need-based and alternative loans to admitted students.

GW Center for Career Sevices provides information on Federal Work-Study, part-time employment, internships and cooperative education programs.

External Scholarships:

There are additional opportunities to fund your education beyond the university. Helpful resources on these opportunities include:

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health's (ASPPH) Tips to Financing Your Degree