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Arnold School of Public Health


Tuition & Fees

To help you prepare for the cost of attending graduate school at the Arnold School of Public Health, we have provided a tuition and fees chart. For more detailed information about fees, visit the USC Fee Schedule at the Bursar's Office website. In case of inconsistency between this page and the Bursar’s fee schedule, the Bursar’s Office is the final authority. (The information below is current as of Fall 2018 and is subject to change each academic year.)

Full-Time Students (per semester)

Academic Fees Resident Non-Resident
Graduate Full-time (12-16 hours)* $6,825 $14,598
Health Professions Program Fee** $800  $1,100
Technology Fee***  $200 $200
Total Full-time $7,825 
$15,898
Graduate hours above 17 (additional charge per hour) $80 $170

* The Bursar’s Office considers a student enrolled in 12 hours or more to be full-time for fee purposes. However, The Graduate School considers a student enrolled in nine hours or more (six with a Graduate Assistantship) to be academically full-time.

**Health Professions Program Fee revenue is used to support undergraduate and graduate student services, student travel for professional development, technology maintenance and improvement for students, and a portion of annual accreditation costs.

***Technology Fee revenue is used to support staff and technology maintenance and upgrades in the Arnold School computing laboratory, provide technology and staffing for uninterrupted Wi-Fi access in Arnold School buildings, and the purchase of course software site-licenses for Arnold School instruction.

 

Part-Time Students (per semester)

Academic Fees Resident Non-Resident
Graduate Part-time (1-11 hours) (per hour)  $568.75 $1,216.50
Health Professions Program Fee (per hour)** $80  $110
Technology Fee***  $17 $17
Total Part-time (per hour) $665.75 $1,343.50

**Health Professions Program Fee revenue is used to support undergraduate and graduate student services, student travel for professional development, technology maintenance and improvement for students, and a portion of annual accreditation costs.

***Technology Fee revenue is used to support staff and technology maintenance and upgrades in the Arnold School computing laboratory, provide technology and staffing for uninterrupted Wi-Fi access in Arnold School buildings, and the purchase of course software site-licenses for Arnold School instruction.

 

 

Doctor of Physical Therapy Students+

Academic Fees Resident Non-Resident
Full-Time $7,497 $12,000
Part-Time $624.75 $1,000
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Fee (assessed per semester) (Full-Time) $450 $450
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Fee (assessed per credit hour) (Part-Time) $37.50 $37.50
Doctor of Physical Therapy Seat Confirmation Fee $750  $750
Health Professions Program Fee (per semester) (Full-Time)** $800 $1,100
Health Professions Fee (per credit hour) (Part-Time)** $80 $110
Technology Fee (per semester) (Full-Time)***  $200 $200
Technology Fee (per credit hour) (Part-Time)*** $17 $17

+ DPT students currently enrolled as of summer 2016 will have adjusted tuition and fee rates.  These rates can be viewed on the Bursar's Office Academic Department Fees page.  New DPT students as of fall 2016 and after may refer to the above fee information.   

**Health Professions Program Fee revenue is used to support undergraduate and graduate student services, student travel for professional development, technology maintenance and improvement for students, and a portion of annual accreditation costs.

***Technology Fee revenue is used to support staff and technology maintenance and upgrades in the Arnold School computing laboratory, provide technology and staffing for uninterrupted Wi-Fi access in Arnold School buildings, and the purchase of course software site-licenses for Arnold School instruction.

 

Master's of Healthcare Administration Professional Format Students

Academic Fees Resident Non-Resident
Matriculation Fee (Part-Time) $4,044.00 $4,044.00
Part-Time (per credit hour) $567.00 $592.00
Health Professions Program Fee (per credit hour)** $80 $110
Technology Fee (per credit hour)*** $17 $17

**Health Professions Program Fee revenue is used to support undergraduate and graduate student services, student travel for professional development, technology maintenance and improvement for students, and a portion of annual accreditation costs.

***Technology Fee revenue is used to support staff and technology maintenance and upgrades in the Arnold School computing laboratory, provide technology and staffing for uninterrupted Wi-Fi access in Arnold School buildings, and the purchase of course software site-licenses for Arnold School instruction.


Online Professional Master's of Public Health in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior

Tuition information available at: https://gradonline.sc.edu/tuition.aspx


Graduate Assistantships

Students who are awarded a graduate assistantship are charged the in-state tuition rate and may also be awarded a tuition supplement from the department.

The Bursar’s Office considers a student enrolled in 12 hours or more to be full-time for fee purposes. However, The Graduate School considers a student enrolled in nine hours or more (six with a Graduate Assistantship) to be academically full-time.

 

One-Time Required Fees

Fee Amount Description
Matriculation Fee $80 A non-refundable matriculation fee of $80 is assessed to all degree-seeking students on a one-time basis. This fee is also assessed each time a student changes the degree sought.

 

International Student Fees

Fee Amount
International Student Fee (per semester)  $200.00

 

Enrichment Fees

Students enrolling in some graduate programs in the Arnold School of Public Health are assessed a non-refundable, one-time enrichment fee.

Department Amount Description
Advanced Athletic Training* $1,000 Enrichment fee.
Additional materials fees are assessed per course. For a complete listing of fees by course visit the Bursar's Office Departmental Fees page.
Communication Sciences and Disorders** $1,400 At the time of admission, a seat confirmation fee of $1,000 is due to hold the applicant's slot in the program. This fee is non-refundable. The remaining $400 of the total enrichment fee is collected along with student's first semester tuition and fees.
Health Services Policy and Management*** $1,000 Enrichment fee.

*The AT Enrichment Fee is used to support the Graduate Post-Professional Athletic Training Program. Students have a one-time fee. Funds will be used primarily for Graduate Summer Orientation and summer and pre-semester clinical supervision (e.g., faculty support, specialist content area support for lectures during orientation, graston training and supplies, supplies for advanced medical training, and student research travel).

**The COMD Enrichment Fee revenue is used to cover malpractice and liability insurance for students in their clinical practica, secure student computers (HIPAA-protected), clinical simulation videos for clinical training, costs associated with secure, online testing, and production costs for online education videos.

***HSPM enrichment fee covers student travel expenses to attend conferences, printing of posters for presentations, graduate student seminar related expenses, organizing annual networking reception and holiday drop-ins, expenses related to CAHME accreditation of the MHA program, purchase of computers for the use of students in the department, procurement of specialized computer software, expenses related to the development and monitoring of student residencies and graduate assistantships in local health care organizations.

 

 

Additional Fees (per semester)

Health Center Fee  

Fee Amount
Graduate Assistants (less than 12 hours) $190
Graduate Students (9 - 11 hours) $190
Graduate Students (6 - 8 hours) $127
Graduate Students (less than 6 hours) fee-for-service basis


Health Insurance Fee (optional, if waiver provided)   
Enrollment in the University-sponsored health insurance plan is mandatory for graduate assistants, international students and students who take six credit hours or more unless they present evidence of satisfactory alternative health coverage. Students enrolled in less than six credit hours are eligible to purchase the University-sponsored health insurance plan, but enrollment is not required. If a student chooses not to purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan, they will need to complete a waiver form via the Thompson Student Health Center. 

Fee Amount
Fall Semester  $869
Fall Semester Graduate Assistant Discount Rate $449 (-$420)
Spring/Summer Semester $1,178
Spring/Summer Semester Graduate Assistant Discount Rate $598 (-580)


Athletic Event Fee (optional)

Fee Amount
Graduate Full-time (per semester) (minimum six hours required) $86