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 and Fall 2019

Program Cost per Unit First Year Tuition Second Year Units
Applied Economics $1,430 $25,740
18 units
15 units
Asia Pacific Studies $1,430 $22,880
16 units
12 units
Biology *
full-tuition scholarship
$1,430 $0
12 units
12 units
Biotechnology $1,430 $24,310
17 units
19 units
Chemistry *
full-tuition scholarship
$1,430 $0
12 units
12 units
Computer Science $1,430 $25,880
16 units
20 units
Computer Science Bridge ** $1,430 $31,460
22 units
18 units
Data Science *** $1,430 $45,760
32 units
3 units
Energy Systems Management $1,430 $22,880
16 units
18 units
Environmental Management $1,430 $22,880
16 units
14 units
International and Development Economics $1,430 $25,740
18 units
18 units
International Studies $1,430 $28,600
20 units
14 units
Migration Studies $1,430 $24,310
17 units
14 units
Museum Studies $1,430 $34,320
24 units
8 units
Professional Communication $1,430 $21,450
15 units
15 units
Public Leadership $1,430 $22,880
16 units
16 units
Sport Management $1,430 $21,450
15 units
21 units
Urban and Public Affairs $1,430 $25,740
18 units
15 units
Writing (MFA) **** $1,430 $17,160
12 units
15 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.

*** 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).

**** MFA in Writing requires a third-year class that is 6 units.

Fees and Other Expenses

Associated Graduate Students of USF (AGSUSF)

The $25 AGSUSF fee is applied each fall and spring semester for a total annual fee of $50. 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 2019, Fall 2019 and Spring 2020.

Program Living Expenses Other Expenses Total
Applied Economics $17,832 $3,776 $21,608
Asia Pacific Studies $17,832 $3,776 $21,608
Biology $8,187 * $4,892 $13,079
Biotechnology $17,832 $3,776 $21,608
Chemistry $11,430 * $4,892 $16,322
Computer Science $17,832 $3,776 $21,608
Computer Science Bridge $17,832 $3,776 $21,608
Data Science $22,875 $4,892 $27,767
Energy Systems Management $17,832 $3,776 $21,608
Environmental Management $17,832 $3,776 $21,608
International and Development Economics $17,832 $3,776 $21,608
International Studies $17,832 $3,776 $21,608
Migration Studies $17,832 $3,776 $21,608
Museum Studies $22,875 $4,892 $27,767
Public Affairs $17,832 $3,776 $21,608
Sport Management $22,875 $4,892 27,767
Urban and Public Affairs $17,832 $3,776 $21,608
Writing $22,875 $4,892 27,767

* 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.

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Contact Info

Office of Graduate Admission

Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Harney Science Center G82, San Francisco, CA 94117-1082 (415) 422-5101