Admissions and Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance is based on tuition for the Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 academic year.  Tuition typically increases by 3-4% each academic year. Approximately 90% of admitted students will receive a merit scholarship; we also offer a number of program-specific fellowships and scholarships as well as scholarships for students with a background in national service organizations such as the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and City Year.

Full-time Students

PhD in Social Policy

Full-time PhD students are provided a full tuition and fees waiver, the individual health insurance premium if enrolled in the Brandeis student insurance plan, and stipend for up to the first four years. After year four, the post-residency fee for PhD students is $1,752 per semester and the continuation fee for PhD students is $876 per semester (learn more about these student statuses on the PhD website). The health insurance individual premium is $3,632.

 

Master of Public Policy

  • Year One (Fall and Spring semesters)
    • Tuition: $55,434
    • Fees: $615
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Room and Board: $17,879
      • Educational Materials: $1,857
      • Health Insurance: $3,632
      • Transportation: $2,654
      • Personal: $4,355
  • Year Two (Fall and Spring semesters)
    • Tuition: $55,434
    • Fees: $540
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Room and Board: $17,879
      • Educational Materials: $1,857
      • Health Insurance: $3,632
      • Transportation: $2,654
      • Personal: $4,355

Social Impact MBA

  • Year One (Fall and Spring semesters)
    • Tuition: $55,434
    • Fees: $615
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Room and Board: $17,879
      • Educational Materials: $1,857
      • Health Insurance: $3,632
      • Transportation: $2,654
      • Personal: $4,355
  • Year Two (Summer and Fall semesters)
    • Tuition: $55,434
    • Fees: $270
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Room and Board: $17,879
      • Educational Materials: $1,857
      • Health Insurance: $3,632
      • Transportation: $2,654
      • Personal: $4,355

MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence

  • Year One (Fall and Spring semesters)
    • Tuition: $55,434
    • Fees: $615
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Room and Board: $17,879
      • Educational Materials: $1,857
      • Health Insurance: $3,632
      • Transportation: $2,654
      • Personal: $4,355
  • Year Two (Summer and Fall semesters)
    • Practicum Fee: $1,752
    • Fees: $210
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Vary based on location
      • Health Insurance: $3,632

MA in Sustainable International Development

  • Year One (Fall and Spring semesters)
    • Tuition: $55,434
    • Fees: $615
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Room and Board: $17,879
      • Educational Materials: $1,857
      • Health Insurance: $3,632
      • Transportation: $2,654
      • Personal: $4,355

    Please note that the costs listed above apply to all incoming Sustainable International students, including those in the Accelerated Track. Students pursuing the Two-Year Practicum Track, the Two-Year Advanced Study Track, and the Two-Year Concentration Track should check the costs associated with those tracks below. 

    • Year Two Practicum Option (Fall and Spring semesters)
      • Practicum Fee: $1,752
      • Fees: $210
      • Estimated Living Expenses
        • Vary based on location
        • Health Insurance: $3,632
    • Year Two In-Residence Option (Fall and Spring semesters)
      • Tuition: $55,434
      • Fees: $540
      • Estimated Living Expenses
        • Room and Board: $17,879
        • Educational Materials: $1,857
        • Health Insurance: $3,632
        • Transportation: $2,654
        • Personal: $4,355

MS in Global Health Policy and Management

  • Year One (Fall and Spring semesters)
    • Tuition: $55,434
    • Fees: $615
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Room and Board: $17,879
      • Educational Materials: $1,857
      • Health Insurance: $3,632
      • Transportation: $2,654
      • Personal: $4,355

Dual and Joint Degrees

Social Impact MBA/Master of Public Policy Dual Degree

  • Year One (Fall and Spring semesters)
    • Tuition: $55,434
    • Fees: $615
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Room and Board: $17,879
      • Educational Materials: $1,857
      • Health Insurance: $3,632
      • Transportation: $2,654
      • Personal: $4,355
  • Year Two (Fall and Spring semesters)
    • Tuition: $55,434
    • Fees: $540
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Room and Board: $17,879
      • Educational Materials: $1,857
      • Health Insurance: $3,632
      • Transportation: $2,654
      • Personal: $4,355
  • Year Three (Summer and Fall semesters)
    • Tuition: $55,434
    • Fees: $270
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Room and Board: $17,879
      • Educational Materials: $1,857
      • Health Insurance: $3,632
      • Transportation: $2,654
      • Personal: $4,355

MBA/MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence Dual Degree

  • Year One (Fall and Spring semesters)
    • Tuition: $55,434
    • Fees: $615
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Room and Board: $17,879
      • Educational Materials: $1,857
      • Health Insurance: $3,632
      • Transportation: $2,654
      • Personal: $4,355
  • Summer One
    • Tuition: $27,717
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Room and Board: $17,879
      • Educational Materials: $1,857
      • Transportation: $2,654
      • Personal: $4,355
  • Year Two (Fall and Spring semesters)
    • Tuition: $55,434
    • Fees: $540
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Room and Board: $17,879
      • Educational Materials: $1,857
      • Health Insurance: $3,632
      • Transportation: $2,654
      • Personal: $4,355
  • Summer Two
    • Practicum Fee: $876
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Vary based on location

MBA/MA in Sustainable International Development Dual Degree

  • Year One (Fall and Spring semesters)
    • Tuition: $55,434
    • Fees: $615
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Room and Board: $17,879
      • Educational Materials: $1,857
      • Health Insurance: $3,632
      • Transportation: $2,654
      • Personal: $4,355
  • Summer Semester
    • Tuition: $27,717
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Room and Board: $17,879
      • Educational Materials: $1,857
      • Transportation: $2,654
      • Personal: $4,355
  • Year Two (Fall and Spring semesters)
    • Tuition: $55,434
    • Fees:  $540
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Room and Board: $17,879
      • Educational Materials: $1,857
      • Health Insurance: $3,632
      • Transportation: $2,654
      • Personal: $4,355

MBA/MS in Global Health Policy and Management Dual Degree

  • Year One (Fall and Spring semesters)
    • Tuition: $55,434
    • Fees: $615
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Room and Board: $17,879
      • Educational Materials: $1,857
      • Health Insurance: $3,632
      • Transportation: $2,654
      • Personal: $4,355
  • Summer Semester
    • Tuition:  $27,717
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Room and Board: $17,879
      • Educational Materials: $1,857
      • Transportation: $2,654
      • Personal: $4,355
  • Year Two (Fall and Spring semesters)
    • Tuition: $55,434
    • Fees:  $540
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Room and Board: $17,879
      • Educational Materials: $1,857
      • Health Insurance: $3,632
      • Transportation: $2,654
      • Personal: $4,355

MA in Sustainable International Development/MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence Dual Degree

  • Year One (Fall and Spring semesters)
    • Tuition: $55,434
    • Fees:  $615
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Room and Board: $17,879
      • Educational Materials: $1,857
      • Health Insurance: $3,632
      • Transportation: $2,654
      • Personal: $4,355
  • Year Two (Fall and Spring semesters)
    • Tuition: $55,434
    • Fees:  $540
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Room and Board: $17,879
      • Educational Materials: $1,857
      • Health Insurance: $3,632
      • Transportation: $2,654
      • Personal: $4,355
  • Year Three (Summer and Fall semesters)
    • Continuation Fee:  $1,752
    • Fees:  $210
    • Estimated Living Expenses 
      • Vary based on location

MA in Sustainable International Development/MS in Global Health Policy and Management Dual Degree

  • Year One (Fall and Spring semesters)
    • Tuition: $55,434
    • Fees:  $615
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Room and Board: $17,879
      • Educational Materials: $1,857
      • Health Insurance: $3,632
      • Transportation: $2,654
      • Personal: $4,355
  • Summer Semester
    • Practicum Fee: $876
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Vary based on location
  • Year Two (Fall and Spring semesters)
    • Tuition: $55,434
    • Fees:  $540
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Room and Board: $17,879
      • Educational Materials: $1,857
      • Health Insurance: $3,632
      • Transportation: $2,654
      • Personal: $4,355

MS in Global Health Policy and Management/MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence Dual Degree

  • Year One (Fall and Spring semesters)
    • Tuition:  $55,434
    • Fees:  $615
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Room and Board: $17,879
      • Educational Materials: $1,857
      • Health Insurance: $3,632
      • Transportation: $2,654
      • Personal: $4,355
  • Summer Semester
    • Practicum Fee:  $876
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Vary based on location
  • Year Two (Fall and Spring semesters)
    • Tuition: $55,434
    • Fees:  $540
    • Estimated Living Expenses
      • Room and Board: $17,879
      • Educational Materials: $1,857
      • Health Insurance: $3,632
      • Transportation: $2,654
      • Personal: $4,355

Part-time Students

Part-time PhD Tuition

Tuition for 4-credit course: $6,358

Part-time Master's Tuition

  • Tuition for 2-credit course: $3,179
  • Tuition for 4-credit course: $6,358