MS & Doctoral Costs

The total cost of attendance includes a combination of tuition, fees, books, room and board, and personal expenses for the 2017-2018 academic year. Click here for 2017-2018 tuition costs. (See also MPH/MHA tuition and fees cost.)

(Note to PhD Applicants: PhD applicants must apply for financial aid through the School of Public Health but should review Graduate School of Arts & Sciences for information on tuition and fees.)

Program Fees

 

Fall 2017  

Spring 2018  

Executive MS Program Fee
(Note: Exec MS students also pay a $1,000 fee for their summer semester.)

$1,000

$1,000

Student Activity Fee 
All students are charged an activity fee to help cover the costs of student events and activities, and to help student organizations.

$100

$100

Health Service Fee
Charged to all full-time students, this fee covers use of the campus health service clinic.

$678

$678

Aetna Health Insurance Gold*

$1,139

$1,852

One-Time Transcript Fee (New Students Only)

$105

 

International Students and Scholars Fee

$50

$50

Computer Fee

$195

$195

*Health Insurance

The Aetna insurance and SHS contract are for the entire contract policy (12 month) year: August 17 to August 16, although charges are applied per semester to match financial aid awards. Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health now offers a gold plan and a platinum plan. A change in status such as (but not limited to) full time to part/half time or 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 Services site.

Additional Costs

 

2017-2018

Living Expenses (Room and Board)

$18,900

Books

$1,000

Personal Expenses

$2,619

 

Billing & Payment Options

Payment for the semester is due by the end of the University's official Change of Program period, and the University strongly prefers that student account payments be made online via the secure E-Billing website. For additional billing information and payment options please visit Payment Options.

* pending approval by Columbia University Trustees