MPH/MHA Tuition & Costs

The total cost of attendance includes a combination of tuition, fees, books, room and board, and personal expenses for the 2014-2015 academic years pending Trustee approval. (See also MS and Doctoral Tuition and Costs.)

The tuition fee for the MPH programs listed below covers the fall and spring semesters. Some programs may have caps on the amount of points taken per semester. Classes taken during the summer will be charged $1,514 per point. For more information, please visit the Tuition and Credit Limit Policy of our Student handbook.

  Maxium Number of Credits per Semester


Continuing Students


Columbia MPH- maximum of 60 credits over 4 semesters




Columbia MPH (Global Health certificate) - maximum of 60 credits over 2 years**



summer: $1,514
fall: $11,738
spring: $11,738

Columbia MHA (Full-Time) - maximum of 60 credits over 4 semesters 18 $33,990  

Columbia MHA (Part-Time) - per credit (minimum of 45 credits over seven semesters)




Columbia MHA/MPH (Executive Programs) - maximum of 60 credits over 6 semesters




Dual Degree MPH Program




Accelerated MPH (one-year program with a 42 point limit)

20 credits/semester and 42 for the flat rate program



Part-Time Columbia MPH (per credit)





Program Fees


Fall 2014

Spring 2015

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.



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



Aetna Health Insurance Premium***



One-Time Transcript Fee (New Students Only)



International Students and Scholars Fee



Executive MHA/MPH Program Fee



HPM Program Fee



Computer Fee




Additional Costs



Living Expenses (room and board for 2 semesters)




Personal Expenses


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.

* Tuition Rate for Fall 2014 only. May not include tuition raise.
** Epidemiology Global Health students' first year summer course is included in flat rate tuition.
*** 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. 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.

Pending approval by Columbia University Trustees