Tuition and Fees

The total cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, books, room and board, and personal expenses for the 2015-2016 academic year, pending Columbia University trustee approval. Click here for 2015-2016 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 of 2015 will be charged $1,560 per point.

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

Program Fees

 

Fall 2015

Spring 2016

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

$100

$100

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

$460

$752

Aetna Health Insurance Premium*

$1,539

$2,510

One-Time Transcript Fee (new students only)

$105

 

International Students and Scholars Fee

$50

$50

Executive MHA/MPH Program Fee

$1,750 (new students)
$1,500 (continuing students)

$1,750 (new students)
$1,500 (continuing students)

HPM Program Fee

$100

$100

Computer Fee

$195

$195


Additional Costs

 

2015-2016

Living Expenses (Room and Board for two semesters)

$16,000

Books

$1,200

Personal Expenses

$2,369

  

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 billing information and payment options please visit Payment Options.

Notations 

* Epidemiology Global Health students' first year summer course is included in flat rate tuition.
** 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, 2015 to August 16, 2016). A change in status (from full time to part time or taking a leave) will not release students from spring charges. 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.