2019-2020 Academic Year
The University of Maryland is committed to making higher education accessible and affordable. We encourage you to explore all of the available aid options. The actual cost of attendance may be less than you expect after you factor in funding awarded through grants, scholarships, loans and work-study programs. Our admissions and financial aid counselors are available to answer your questions and get you started on your journey to become a Terp.
Master of Public Policy*, Master of Public Management - Policy Track & Doctor of Philosophy in Policy Studies
Whether you are studying full-time or part-time, tuition is billed per credit hour and determined by your state of residence.
|Tuition per credit hour||$921||$1,909|
|Mandatory graduate student fees (1-8 credits, part-time)||$451/semester||$451/semester|
|Mandatory graduate student fees (9 or more credits, full-time)||$817.50/semester||$817.50/semester|
|Tuition (24 credits) + full-time fees for academic year (fall & spring)||$23,739||$47,451|
|International student fee (international students only)||$125/semester|
For PhD students who have advanced to candidacy, the tuition and fees are $1,660 (total resident), or $2,828 (total non-resident) per semester. Detailed information can be found here.
* Dual MPP/MBA students pay Smith School tuition rates for courses taken in the Smith School. Dual MPP/JD students pay the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law tuition rates for courses taken in the law school. Dual MPP/Social Work students pay University of Maryland School of Social Work tuition rates for courses taken in the School of Social Work.
Billing information and all other University of Maryland graduate degree program tuition rates and fees can be found here.
Executive Master of Public Management & Master of Professional Studies - Public Administration
Tuition for these programs is a flat rate for the entire program.
|MPS-PA degree, 36 credits (12 month program)||$53,595 full program cost includes tuition and mandatory fees|
|EMPM degree, 30 credits||$48,195 full program cost includes tuition, fees, books and other program charges|
|Intelligence Analysis, 12 credits||$4,500/three-credit course|
|Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 12 credits||$5,500/three-credit course, plus mandatory fees|
Other Costs of Attendance
The budget provided below is an estimate based on a moderate student lifestyle. The figures are averages and will vary from student to student. They are indirect costs and not billed by the bursar.
|Books & Supplies||$1,250|
|Room & Board Off-Campus||$14,318|
For your convenience, you may make payments by mail, in-person, online or over the phone. Payments can be made with Visa, MasterCard and Discover credits cards. Personal checks are also accepted. All checks and money orders must be in US dollars drawn on a US bank. For further details, see Student Financial Services and Cashiering.
The best way to avoid lump-sum payments and cover the gap between financial aid and the cost of education without resorting to additional borrowing from alternative sources is to enroll in the interest-free TERP Payment Plan.
By enrolling in this plan, you can spread your payments over either eight or ten months. The enrollment fee is $50 (non-refundable) for the semester plan and $75 (non-refundable) for the annual plan (fall and spring). You can include most university charges: tuition, fees and parking permits. With the TERP Payment Plan your monthly payments are debited directly from your checking or savings account.
Maryland Resident Classification
Applicants are granted resident or "in-state" status if they have been domiciled in Maryland for at least 12 months prior to the last day of registration for the forthcoming semester, and have been financially independent for the previous 12 months. For a complete list of residency requirements, please contact the Residency Resclassification Services.