Graduate Program FAQs

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Graduate tuition is based on credit hours.  The cost per credit is $1,500 ($1460 for the joint MBA/MPH).  The MS and MPH require completion of 42 credits which equates to $63,000 plus fees before scholarship or tuition discounts are applied.

Need-based and merit-based scholarships available for full-time MPH and MS Population Health students.  Although scholarships may pay all or part of tuition, students must be prepared to pay remaining expenses including the balance of tuition, tuition fees and cost of living.   

A 20% tuition discount is available to full-time or part-time students who work in the non-profit health sector, in government or are alumni of Lehigh University or another LVAIC school. Veterans are also eligible for a 20% tuition discount as well as additional funding through the Yellow Ribbon Program

Other funding opportunities:

All tuition transactions are managed by the Bursar’s Office. Click here to find out more about graduate tuition, including information on per-credit costs, employer deferment, important dates, and a semester payment plan.

Tuition and fees* - $27,200

Room and Board -$18,040

Health Insurance- $2,259

Incidentals (estimated) ** - $2,065

Total for 1 academic year - $49,564

*Fees include wellness fee, but do not include other program-specific fees

** Incidentals include an estimated amount for books and personal expenses. This does not include the cost of travel to Lehigh

Find out more about the financial aspects of living in the U.S. including housing, banking and taxes here or email for more information from the Office of International Students and Scholars.

Yes, for the MPH and MS, but part-time enrollment is ineligible for merit and need-based scholarship funding.  Those who qualify for the 20% tuition discount may enroll part-time.     

Currently, the MBA/MPH and Ph.D. programs require full-time enrollment.  Doctoral students receive a 100% tuition scholarship (not including additional tuition fees) and will be employed as paid teaching assistants or research fellows.

Yes, all students enrolled at Lehigh are required to have health insurance. Find out about Lehigh’s health insurance plan and other options here.

No, you don’t have to have your tuition paid before registering. Registration dates for accepted and enrolled students can be found here. If you have not registered by the date the first tuition bill is generated (mid-July), you WILL NOT be automatically notified of your tuition bill and will have to check your e-bill suite manually.

It’s important to note that COH scholarship recipients must be registered as full-time students (9 credits) by day 10 of classes, or your scholarship will be rescinded.

Check out the Grad Life Page for easy registration. Detailed registration information can be found on the Graduate Student Resources CourseSite where accepted students will be automatically enrolled. Students need to use their Lehigh email to log in to both the portal and the CourseSite. 

Once students are accepted, they should use their Lehigh email account exclusively for all college communication.

For additional information about grad life and support services available to graduate students at Lehigh, click here.