Costs & Financial Aid


The UW Online Executive MPH is a self-sustaining, fee-based program administered by the UW Department of Health Services in the UW School of Public Health, in collaboration with UW Professional & Continuing Education.

Course fees are charged on a per-credit basis and are the same for Washington state resident students and nonresident students. In addition to course fees, students pay other required fees each quarter, including registration, technology  and U-PASS fees. Payment is due by the third Friday of the quarter. 

Cost per credit: $886
Total number of credits required: 63
Estimated total cost of degree:* $55,818

*Estimate is based on 2019–2020 rates and does not factor in other required fees, textbooks or expected annual fee increases.

Financial Aid and Other Funding

Students in the Online Executive MPH program can apply for various forms of financial aid to help cover their educational costs, including federal financial aid, work study and loans. For more information, visit the fee-based programs page of the Office of Student Financial Aid website. Fee-based students are not eligible for tuition exemptions or University grants.

The Graduate Funding Information Service assists UW graduate students in their search for funding opportunities for graduate school-related expenses. GFIS representatives host workshops, post funding announcements and meet one-on-one with students.

Some employers will cover all or part of the cost of a professional education. Check with your employer to see if such a program is available.

For additional resources on paying for your education, including public health-related funding opportunities, see the Funding Your Education page of the School of Public Health website. 


The Health Services Excellence, Equity and Distinction (HSEED) Award was established by the UW Department of Health Services in 2016 in an effort to increase the number of health professionals from diverse communities in the field of public health. One $5,000 HSEED Award will be awarded to an Online Executive MPH student every year. Awardees are chosen for their outstanding academic merit, diversity of experiences and backgrounds and potential for leadership in public health. For more information, see the HSEED Award website. 

Director's Choice Travel Award

The Online Executive MPH program offers Director’s Choice Travel Awards to out-of-state applicants who show tremendous potential to make meaningful contributions to the field of public health. Awards are made as a single lump sum of $3,000 payable towards travel costs for the on-site sessions in Seattle, and are designed to reduce barriers to admission for exceptional candidates living outside Washington state. Contact program staff for details.

UW SPH Master’s Fellowship Awards

The UW School of Public Heath offers up to six Master’s Fellowship Awards a year to incoming master’s level students. Awards are $10,000 per year for two years, and are designed to help attract and retain students with diverse experiences and perspectives.  For information on how to apply, see the fellowship website. 

Funding for Research-Related Travel Costs

The Online Executive MPH program has some funding to support current students with travel-related costs if they are accepted to present their research at a conference. Contact program staff for details.