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MPH and Graduate Certificate Tuition

Financial assessment is often paramount in a student’s decision to apply, enroll, and remained enrolled in a graduate program. In an effort to equally serve our in-state and out-of-state students, the Master of Public Health program does not charge a higher tuition rate based on residency (tuition rates are consistent among students who are Michigan residents, non-Michigan residents, and international residents).


Per SemesterCost
Tuition per credit hour $725
Tuition for 3 credits of enrollment $2,175
Tuition for 6 credits of enrollment $4,350
Tuition for 9 credits of enrollment $6,525


MPH TotalCost
Tuition for 43 credits of enrollment $31,175


Graduate Certificate TotalCost
Tuition for 18 credits of enrollment $13,050


Please Note: In addition to the tuition pricing above, the university assesses taxes on the student registration bill. Please see the University Taxes and Fees section below.


University Taxes and Fees

In addition to program tuition rates, the university assesses taxes for the FM radio tax, COGS (Council of Graduate Students) tax, and State News tax. More information on late fees, taxes, and other financial information can be found on the Student Accounts website or by calling 517-355-3343.

Below is a table of easily avoidable late fees assessed by the university. To avoid paying late fees, please reference the university’s Academic Calendar for registration, enrollment, and payment deadlines.




Late Enrollment Fee


Students may be subject to late enrollment fees if not registered by the enrollment deadlines specified in the university's Academic Calendar. Late enrollment fees are waived for newly admitted and readmitted students.

Late Payment Fee


A late payment charge will be assessed on any past due student account.


Please Note: The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, and rates for fees, deposits, tuition, and housing. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.


Financial Aid

Prospective students eligible for financial aid are encouraged to research their options by visiting the MSU Office of Financial Aid website. Information specific to graduate students can be found on the Office of Financial Aid Graduate Student page

The Office of Financial Aid provides financial aid advisors to help students through the process of obtaining aid, including completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Financial aid questions should be referred to the Office of Financial Aid by calling 517-353-5940.


Assistantships and Scholarships

The Master of Public Health program has limited assistantship and scholarship opportunities. Current students are notified when assistantship opportunities become available. Prospective students can begin researching alternate funding opportunities through the websites below.

The Flint Spartan Master of Public Health Scholarship  

PPHI Alice Hamilton Fellowship 

The Graduate School Funding Website

The Emma Shore-Thornton Endowment Fund (For Native American Students) 

Student Affairs and Services (SAS) Scholarships Website

MSU Scholarships Website

MPH Programs List Scholarships Website

ASPPH Financing Your Degree Website  


International Student Funding Information

Office for International Students and Scholars Grants and Scholarships Website

Office of Financial Aid International Students Website