Costs & Financial Aid


The Master of Public Health in Community-Oriented Public Health Practice is a self-sustaining, fee-based program administered by UW Professional & Continuing Education. In addition to a flat quarterly rate covering their courses, students pay additional university fees each quarter, including registration and technology fees. Fees are due by the start of each quarter.

Cost per quarter (for up to 12 credits): $8,765

Total quarters: 6

Estimated total cost of degree: $52,590*

*Estimate is based on 2016-2017 rates and does not factor in other required fees, textbooks or expected annual fee increases.

Financial Aid and Other Funding

Students in the COPHP program can apply for various forms of financial aid to help cover their educational costs, including federal financial aid, scholarships such as the Health Services Excellence, Equity and Distinction (HSEED) Award, Ortega Fund award, School of Public Health Master's Fellowship Awards and loans. For more information, visit the Fee-Based Programs page of the Office of Student Financial Aid website or the Department of Health Services Financial Aid Information page.

Students in fee-based programs are not eligible for tuition exemptions or university grants, including the Washington State Tuition Exemption and Husky Promise programs.

The Graduate Funding Information Service assists UW graduate students in their search for funding opportunities outside the University of Washington. GFIS hosts workshops, posts funding announcements and meets one-on-one with students.

COPHP students with qualifying teaching and research assistantship positions will receive coverage of all program course fees (aka "tuition"). Students are responsible for all other required student fees. See the Graduate School's site for more information.

Loan Forgiveness Program

Some COPHP graduates may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. For information, see the PSLF website.


We are happy to answer your questions and provide more information about the UW Master of Public Health in Community-Oriented Public Health Practice program.