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Annual Estimated Cost of Attendance

The COA consists of both direct costs (items that are directly billed to you), such as tuition and fees, as well as indirect costs (items that are not directly billed to you), including: books and supplies, travel expenses, personal expenses, loan fees, and room and board.  The indirect portion of your COA is an estimate of the cost of living (room and board) for a student in alignment with federal guidelines. It is not an “accurate” assessment of your actual expenses. Each student’s COA will vary depending on program of study, dependency status, and enrolled credit load.

2017-18 Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year will be announced by the Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees in spring 2017. The COA for 2016-17 can be used to help estimate the cost for the next academic year. The actual tuition costs will be posted to this website as soon as the information is available. 

2016-17 Direct Costs: Tuition and Fees

Along with tuition, detailed below, students are responsible for paying a $175 registration fee per semester for all programs (unless otherwise waived) and a $175 graduation fee upon program completion.

2016-17 Part-time Education Programs


6  Credits 

9  Credits 

12  Credits

 Face-to-face master's and graduate certificate  programs

Per credit




 Online master’s and graduate certificate  programs

Per credit




 Online EdD program

Per course




 PhD in Education program (summer courses)

Per credit




 Education in the Health Professions Program*

Per Credit







*Classes in the Master of Education in the Health Professions (MEHP) or Post-Master’s Certificate in Evidence-Based Teaching in the Health Professions programs are $1,200 per credit, with the exception of Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System employees, who pay $700 per credit.

2016-17 Full-time Education Programs


 Full-time master’s program per credit rate


 Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)*

(for entire 12-month program)

 Master of Science in Special Education with a concentration  in Mild-to-Moderate Disabilities

(for entire four- semester program)

 Master of Science in Counseling with a concentration in  School Counseling (Fellows program)

(for entire 15-month program)

 PhD in Education program**

(per year)

*Applicants accepted to the full-time MAT program for the 2016-17 cohort will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the School of Education.  The total tuition cost of the full-time program (after the award of the scholarship) will be $29,000.
**Students in the full-time PhD in Education program who take courses over the summer semester pay the standard part-time doctoral credit tuition rate ($1,464 per credit). 

 2016-17 Public Safety Leadership Programs


 Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership

 per credit 

 Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (face-to-  face option)

per credit

 Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (online  option)

per credit

 Master of Science in Intelligence Analysis

per credit

2016-17 Indirect Costs: Estimated Expenses

Along with direct costs (tuition and fees), indirect costs are also factored into a student's estimated COA. The approximate amount of living expenses is based on a community survey and consumer price index. The indirect costs, listed below, will vary based on individual situations, and are used to give students a general idea of the overall annual cost of their academic program.


Books and

Room and




$60 per credit





$60 per credit





$60 per credit




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