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Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, Master of Public Health (Full-Time, Year 1 of 2) Cost of Attendance for 2019-2020

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 Public Health, and how much financial aid you may need to meet that goal.

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Estimated Basic Cost of Attendance

CA Residents and Non-California Residents

Cost of Attendance Academic Year (33 weeks) and Summer 2020 (10 weeks)
Academic Year and Summer Tuition/Fees(View Components)acf $42,118
UC Per Unit Program Academic Year Costs: $36,000
UC Systemwide Student Services Academic Year Fee: $1,128
UC San Diego Campus-based Academic Year Fees: $885
UC Per Unit Program Summer Costs: $4,000
UC Systemwide Student Services Summer Fee: $105
Quarter Tuition/Fees (View Components)
Cost of Attendance Category Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Summer 2020
UC Mandatory Tuition and Feesacf $12,000 $12,000 $12,000 $4,000
UC Systemwide Student Services Fee $376 $376 $376 $105
UC San Diego Campus-based Fees $295 $295 $295 *
UC Mandatory Health Insurance Feeb $1,300 $1,300 $1,300 *
Housing and Mealse $5,988 $5,988 $5,988 $5,444
Books and Supplies $479 $479 $479 $435
Transportation $960 $960 $960 $873
Personal Expenses $808 $808 $808 $735
Quarter Cost of Attendance $22,206 $22,206 $22,206 $11,592
Housing and Mealse $23,408
Books and Supplies $1,872
Transportation $3,753
Personal Expenses $3,159
Health Insurance Feeb $3,900
MS-DDPM Basic Cost of Attendance Totals for CA and Non-California Residentsd $78,210
  1. All new UC San Diego professional and graduate students will be billed a one-time Document fee of $100, which is not included in the Tuition/Fees amount.

  2. The Cost of Attendance (COA) for the academic year includes the UC Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) of $3,900. Students may opt out of the UC Student Health Insurance Plan. For additional UC SHIP information, visit https://wellness.ucsd.edu/studenthealth/insurance/uc-ship/Pages/default.aspx.

  3. All new UC San Diego international students will be assessed a one-time Visa Administration fee of $100, which is not included in the Tuition/Fees amount.

  4. The MPH Non-CA Resident Basic Budget Total is $78,210. Non-CA Resident students enrolled in the MPH Program are charged Non-CA Resident Supplemental Tuition included in their per credit unit rate. A per credit unit discount is applied as a Fellowship award on the backend by Graduate Divisions. This discount brings the per credit unit down from $1,000 to $611 for CA Resident students. CA Resident students Basic Budget Total is $65,094.

  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.

  6. CA Resident MPH students pay $611 per credit unit and Non-CA Resident students pay $1,000 per credit unit. The first academic year is based on 12 credit units Fall term, 12 credit units Winter term, 12 credit units Spring term and 8 credit units Summer term. Students in their second year will take between 20-28 credit units. The MPH Program requires 64 completed credit units and is completed between 15-18 months.

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: https://offcampushousing.ucsd.edu/. Please keep in mind, the Cost of Attendance listed above is based on actual student average expenses.

  • Students may submit Cost of Attendance Add-On forms with appropriate documentation for rent and utilities, transportation costs, computer purchases and/or increased books and supplies. Submission of a request does not guarantee an approval.

  • Financial Aid and Scholarships Office provides Federal Direct Unsubsidized and Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loans and requires the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Private Education Loans are available for domestic and international students. Inquire at the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office for lenders that accept international applicants. Your Major Department and/or the Graduate Division may provide other forms of financial support. Master of Public Health. You may be required to complete and submit the FAFSA to be considered for some types of graduate awards. FAFSAs are available beginning October 1st every year. Priority funding deadline is March 2nd every year.

  • Students who are unable to complete the FAFSA and/or California Dream Act Application or who are enrolled in less than half-time (6 units), may be able to apply for a private loan. Private Education Loans are available for domestic and international students. Inquire at the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office for lenders that accept international applicants.

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