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Master of Science in Computational Social Science Cost of Attendance for 2022-2023

These figures may not be final. Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California or, as authorized, by the President of the University of California. Accordingly, final approved levels and charges may differ from the amounts shown.

Use this estimated cost of attendance to help decide how much money you need to attend Master of Science in Computational Social Science, and how much financial aid you may need to meet that goal. Your actual costs may differ.

This estimated cost of attendance is for the FULL-TIME, 12-MONTH, Summer Start Pace of Study. This a 12-MONTH program.

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Estimated Basic Cost of Attendance

California Residents and Non-California Residents

Cost of Attendance Summer 2022 (10 weeks) and Academic Year (33 weeks)
Summer and Academic Year Tuition and Fees(View Components) $50,078
UC Summer Program Costs: $12,200
UC San Diego Campus-based Summer Fees: $225
UC Academic Year Program Costs: $36,600
UC San Diego Campus-based Academic Year Fees: $1,053
Quarter Tuition and Fees (View Components)
Cost of Attendance Category Summer 2022 Fall 2022 Winter 2023 Spring 2023
UC Mandatory Tuition and Fees $12,200 $12,200 $12,200 $12,200
UC San Diego Campus-based Fees $225 $351 $351 $351
UC San Diego Health Insurance Fee $602 $1,335 $1,335 $1,335
Housing and Meals $5,513 $6,064 $6,064 $6,064
Books and Supplies $238 $262 $262 $262
Transportation Expenses $480 $528 $528 $528
Personal Expenses $401 $441 $441 $441
Quarter Cost of Attendance $19,434 $20,830 $20,830 $20,830
Housing and Meals $23,705
Books and Supplies $1,024
Transportation Expenses $2,064
Personal Expenses $1,724
UC San Diego Health Insurance Fee $4,607
MS-CSS Basic Cost of Attendance Totals for CA and Non-California Residents $81,924
  1. The Cost of Attendance (COA) does not include the Document fee of $100. COA and award packages are automatically adjusted for incoming students.

  2. The Cost of Attendance (COA) for the academic year includes the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) of $4,005 and as part of the UC Student Health Insurance Early Start Plan, the Summer premium is $601.57. Students may opt out of the UC Student Health Insurance Plan. For additional UC SHIP information, visit

  3. Non-California resident and international students are not charged a Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition cost. Non-California residents will be considered for Federal Direct Loans only. International students will also be billed a one-time International Student Visa Administration fee of $100. International students may apply for Private Education Loans to assist with educational costs.

  4. The MS-CSS (Full-Time, 12-Month, Summer Start Program) California and Non-California Resident Basic Budget Total is $81,924. Students enrolled in the MS-CSS Program are not charged Non-California Resident Supplemental Tuition.

  5. The COA above is based on a student living off-campus. A student living on-campus or living with a parent will have a different COA and can refer to the graduate student cost of attendance budgets for the various components and costs Graduate Students Cost of Attendance (

  6. MS-CSS (Full-Time, 12-Month, Summer Start Program) students pay $12,200 program costs for Summer and $36,600 program costs for the academic year. Summer term is based on 4 credit units taken. The academic year is based on 6 credit units Fall term, 6 credit units Winter term, and 6 credit units Spring term. Actual units taken may vary based on each student’s enrollment. The 12-month Summer Start MS-CSS Program requires 55 credit units for completion.

For off-campus rental options, including market costs for one-bedroom apartments and other housing arrangements, please refer to the UC San Diego Off-Campus Housing Services website: Please keep in mind, the Cost of Attendance listed above is based on actual student average expenses.

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