Tuition & Fees

Tuition

Tuition costs for the first and second years may vary based on number of units completed in each year. Second-year tuition is the number of units multiplied by the new tuition rate for that year.

Tuition costs for Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022

Program Cost per Unit First Year Tuition Second Year Units
Applied Economics $1,510 $27,180
18 units
18 units
Asia Pacific Studies $1,510 $24,160
16 units
12 units
Biology *
full-tuition scholarship
$1,510 $0
12 units
12 units
Biotechnology $1,510 $25,670
17 units
19 units
Chemistry *
full-tuition scholarship
$1,510 $0
12 units
12 units
Computer Science $1,510 $24,160
16 units
20 units
Computer Science Bridge ** $1,510 $33,220
22 units
18 units
Data Science *** $1,510 $48,320
32 units
3 units
Energy Systems Management $1,510 $24,160
16 units
18 units
Environmental Management $1,510 $24,160
16 units
14 units
International and Development Economics $1,510 $27,180
18 units
18 units
International Studies $1,510 $30,200
20 units
14 units
Migration Studies $1,510 $25,670
17 units
14 units
Museum Studies $1,510 $36,240
24 units
8 units
Professional Communication $1,510 $24,160
16 units
16 units
Public Leadership $1,510 $24,160
16 units
16 units
Sport Management $1,510 $22,650
15 units
21 units
Urban and Public Affairs $1,510 $27,180
18 units
15 units
Writing (MFA) ** $1,510 $22,650
15 units
12 units

Tuition costs per year are estimates only; costs may vary based on actual enrollment in classes.

* All students admitted to Biology and Chemistry receive a full-tuition scholarship.

** Computer Science Bridge requires a third-year with 20 units. MFA in Writing requires a third-year class that is 6 units.

*** MS in Data Science tuition is based on 32 units in the first academic year and 3 units in the second academic year (second summer).

Fees and Other Expenses

Associated Graduate Students of USF (AGSUSF)

The $35 AGSUSF fee is applied each fall and spring semester for a total annual fee of $70. This fee funds activities and events of the Associated Graduate Students.

Living Expenses

All costs estimated for one year of studies for each program for Summer 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022.

Program Living Expenses Other Expenses
Applied Economics $19,562 $3,804
Asia Pacific Studies $19,562 $3,804
Biology $4,874 * $3,804
Biotechnology $19,562 $3,804
Chemistry $8,117 * $3,804
Computer Science $19,562 $3,804
Computer Science Bridge $19,562 $3,804
Data Science $25,008 $4,929
Energy Systems Management $19,562 $3,804
Environmental Management $19,562 $3,804
International and Development Economics $19,562 $3,804
International Studies $19,562 $3,804
Migration Studies $19,562 $3,804
Museum Studies $19,562 $3,804
Professional Communication $19,562 $3,804
Public Leadership $19,562 $3,804
Sport Management $25,008 $4,929
Urban and Public Affairs $19,562 $3,804
Writing $25,008 $4,929

* Living expenses for Biology and Chemistry may be partially covered with funds provided by Teaching Assistantships.

 

Health Insurance

The USF health insurance policy is required for graduate students, unless if a student is covered by equivalent insurance coverage.

USF health insurance is charged for fall (Aug 1 - Dec 31) and spring (Jan 1 - Jul 31). It is not charged or required for students who start their program in the summer until the fall enrollment period begins August 1.

Waiver Policy and Process

Payment

Student Accounts Office in Student Enrollment Services administers payment policies, billing, methods of payment, payment plans, and refunds.

Student Enrollment Services Payment Plans

Contact Info

Office of Graduate Admission

Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Kalmanovitz Hall, Room 102
2130 Fulton St., San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-5101