Tuition and Fees

Click here for 2021-2022 tuition costs across programs. (See also MS and Doctoral Tuition and Costs

The fees listed below are for the MPH programs. Note: Some programs have caps on the number of points taken per semester, and classes taken during the Summer 2022 session will be charged $1,882 per point.

For more information, please visit the Tuition and Credit Limit Policy of our Student handbook.

Program Fees

*estimated cost pending Columbia Board of Trustees approval. 

 

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Student Activity Fee 
Helps cover the costs of student events and activities and supports student organizations

$150

$150

Health Service Fee
Charged to all full-time students to cover use of campus health service clinic

$788

$788

Aetna Health Insurance Gold*

$1,489

$2,409

One-Time Documents Fee (new students only)

$105

 

International Students and Scholars Fee

$110

$110

Executive MHA/MPH Program Fee

$1,750 (new students)

$1,750 (new students)

HPM Program Fee

$100

$100

Computer Fee

$212

$212


Additional Costs

 

2021-2022

Living Expenses (Room and Board for two semesters)

$18,900

Books

$1,000

Personal Expenses$2,369
Transportation$1,143

  

Billing and Payment Options

Payment for the semester is due by the end of the official Change of Program period. Student account payments should be made online via the secure E-Billing website. For additional payment options please visit Payment Options.  For any tuition and billing related inquiries, please contact Registration and Student Financial Services.

Notations 

*Health Insurance: Although charges are applied per semester to match financial aid awards, the Aetna insurance and SHS contract are for the entire contract policy (12 months from August 17, 2020 to August 16, 2021). Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health now offers the gold plan and the platinum plan. A change in status (from full time to part time or taking a leave) will not release students from spring charges. If you are less than half-time in the Spring, you will still be charged medical insurance during the semester. Students covered by comparable medical insurance of their own may elect to waive this fee. Waiver forms can be found on the Student Health Service website.

2021-2022 Tuition & Fees Per Academic Offering:

MPH Full Time Tuition & Fees

Program length: Two years
First Year tuition: $42,208**
Fees: $6,297

**Anticipated 3% increase for flat rate and per point tuition for 2022-2023 Academic Year 

MPH Accelerated/Dual/4+1

Program length: Two semesters
First Year tuition: $66,464**
Fees: $6,297

**Anticipated 3% increase for flat rate and per point tuition for 2022-2023 Academic Year 

MHA Part Time

Program length: Five semesters or more
First Year tuition: $33,876** (18 credits based on per credit cost of $1,882)
Fees: $1,491

**Anticipated 3% increase for flat rate and per point tuition for 2022-2023 Academic Year 

MS Full Time

30 credits ($1,882 per point)

Program length: Two semesters
First Year tuition: $56,460**
Fees: $8,297

**Anticipated 3% increase for flat rate and per point tuition for 2022-2023 Academic Year 

MS Biostatistics Full Time

37 credits ($1,882 per point)

Program length: Four semesters
First Year tuition: $45,168**
Fees: $6,297

**Anticipated 3% increase for flat rate and per point tuition for 2022-2023 Academic Year 

MS Epidemiology Online

$1,882 per point

Program length: Five semesters
First Year tuition: $33,876**
Fees: $1,441

**Anticipated 3% increase for flat rate and per point tuition for 2022-2023 Academic Year 

Understanding Fees

For a breakdown and explanation of fees, please visit our Tuition and Fees page.