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Tuition & Fees

2022-2023 Academic Year

Undergraduate

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.

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

Graduate

Master of Public Policy*, Master of Public Management - Policy Track

Whether you are studying full-time or part-time, tuition is billed per credit hour and determined by your state of residence.

Resident Non-Resident
Tuition per credit hour $975.21 $2,003.12
Mandatory graduate student fees (1-8 credits, part-time) $312.50/semester $312.50/semester
Mandatory graduate student fees (9 or more credits, full-time) $605/semester $605/semester
Tuition (24 credits) + full-time fees for academic year (fall & spring) $24,615.04 $49,284.88
International student fee (international students only) $125/semester

 

* 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.

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.

For Ph.D students who have advanced to candidacy, the tuition and fees are $1,638 (total resident), or $2,889 (total non-resident) per semester. 

Resident Non-Resident
Tuition per credit hour $811.90 $1,769.38
Mandatory graduate student fees (1-8 credits, part-time) $312.50/semester $312.50/semester
Mandatory graduate student fees (9 or more credits, full-time) $605/semester $605/semester
International student fee (international students only) $125/semester

 

Executive Master of Public Management & Master of Professional Studies - Public Administration

Tuition for these programs is a flat rate for the entire program. These programs are not Golden ID Eligible.

MPS-PA degree, 36 credits (12 month program) $54,667 full program cost includes tuition and mandatory fees
EMPM degree, 30 credits $49,470 full program cost includes tuition, fees, books and other program charges*

*If following the advertised curriculum schedule. If you participate in coursework at a different pace, you will be billed $4,947 per course.

 

Graduate Certificates

Nonprofit Management and Leadership, 12 credits $3,000/three-credit course, plus mandatory fees


View associated mandatory fees.
Financial aid and fellowships are available to certificate students. Learn more.

These programs are not Golden ID Eligible.

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.

Item Cost
Books & Supplies $1,000
Personal Expenses $1,144
Transportation Expenses $3,278
Room & Board Off-Campus $14,586
Total $20,008

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 Terp Payment Plan allows students and families to pay amounts due to the university in manageable monthly installments for the semester. View the details of the Terp Payment Plan.

Important tuition remission guidelines are available here.

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.