MPH/MHA Costs

The total cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, books, room and board, and personal expenses. Click here for 2018-2019 tuition costs. (See also MS and Doctoral Tuition and Costs.)

The tuition fee for the MPH programs listed below covers the fall and spring semesters. Some programs have caps on the number of points taken per semester, and classes taken during the Summer 2018 session will be charged $1,672 per point. For more information, please visit the Tuition and Credit Limit Policy of our Student handbook.

Program Fees

*estimated costs pending Columbia Board of Trustees approval. 

 

Fall 2018

Spring 2019

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

$100

$100

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

$705

$705

​Aetna Health Insurance Premium**

$1,139

$1,852

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

 

2018-2019

Living Expenses (room and board for two semesters)

$18,900

Books

$1,000

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, 2018 to August 16, 2019). 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.

Pending approval by Columbia University Trustees