Tuition and Fees | Master of Public Health

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This page outlines costs for the Master of Public Health graduate program. To learn more about costs for our undergraduate programs, click here.

Graduate tuition and costs

2023-2024 academic year

Master of Public Health

Note: Year 1 is three "trimesters," while Year 2 is two trimesters.


2024-2025
Year 1

2025-2026
Year 2

Tuition

$27,000

$15,000

General Fee

$1,350

$1,350

Program Fee

$1,500

$1,000

Health Insurance

$2,038*

$2,038*

Textbooks

$2,700*

$1,800*

Total

$39,136

$21,188

Total program cost: $62,266

Master of Public Health + Master of Physician Assistant Studies dual degree

Note: In this example, Year 1 is the MPH Program and Years 2-4 are the PA Program. However, students may choose to complete the MPAS before the MPH.


2023-2024
Year 1

2024-2025
Year 2

2025-2026
Year 3

2026-2027
Year 4

Tuition

$33,075

$36,750

$44,100

$29,400

General Fee

$1,350

$1,350

$1,350

$1,350

Program Fee

$1,500

$2,500

$3,000

$2,000

Health Insurance

$1,808

$1,808

$1,808

$1,808

Textbooks

$1,200

$1,500

$2,700

$1,800

Equipment

$0

$1,500

$0

$0

Total

$38,933

$52,074

$52,074

$36,358

Total cost for dual degree: $171,383

NOTE: The information in these tables is based on current tuition rates. The amounts listed for future years will change because tuition typically increases 2-4% per year.

The cost per credit is $1,274 for the PA Program and $1,000 for the Public Health Program.

Note: the general fee supports Union campus infrastructure that is necessary for learning and enrichment of all students. 

The program fee helps support the ancillary functions of the Master of Public Health Program. 

*Items marked with an asterisk are estimates and may vary based on your situation.

You'll need books and health insurance too.

Potential additional costs

Books: You can buy books through our bookstore, online or from friends. Often times books are cheaper rented or used. We recommend budgeting $1,625 (maximum cost for new textbooks)  annually if you prefer in-hand (as opposed to digital) textbooks. 

Computer: A laptop computer with internet access is required of all graduate students and is necessary upon matriculation into the Master of Public Health Program. 

Health insurance: All full-time students are required to have health insurance. You’ll need to provide proof of insurance at registration, or you can purchase plans through Union College for $1,808. Prices vary year-to-year. For more information contact Student Life (402.486.2507).

More about housing, eating and payments.

Other things to know

To get financial clearance, follow the financial checklist. This will include paying a $100 confirmation deposit to lock in your spot so you can register for courses (you'll need your UC-ID number and password to pay).

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Payment plan. Most graduate students take out enough student loans to cover their cost of living. However, if you would like to make a monthly payment plan while in school, you can. 

Refund policy. The policies and procedures for refunds of tuition and fees may be found in the Union College Bulletin.

Housing. College apartments are available, on space available basis, to married students, students who are parents, or students 22 years of age or older. We are also in a residential section of town with many housing options available. 

Union Market. Union College's dining hall offers a wide variety of options sure to please any palette. Food is charged by weight. If you would like to have a meal plan in Union Market, the cost is $250 per semester and you will receive a 20% discount every time you make a purchase in Union Market. If you go without a meal plan, you can still buy food by paying with cash, debit or credit card at the cashier. 

There’s always fine print.

The fine print

Union College reserves the right to make changes to any provision or requirement at any time with particular reference to admission, registration, tuition and fees, financial aid and scholarship programs.