Graduate Program FAQs

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The College of Health's graduate programs are billed by credit hour.For the 2024-2025 academicyear,the price per credit hour is $1,590 USD. 

For the 42 credit MPH,the total tuition price would come to approximately $67,000 USD. 
For the 33 credit MS in Population Health Management program,the total tuition costs would come to approximately $52,500 USD. 

These numbers are reflective of tuition costs only. Students will be responsible for various other fees. Please visit the Bursar's Office website for more information."

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

A 30% partner scholarship is available to full-time or part-time students who work in the non-profit sector, in government, or are alumni of Lehigh University or another LVAIC school. Veterans are also eligible for the 30% partner scholarship, as well as additional funding through the Yellow Ribbon Program

Other funding opportunities:

No. At this time, students can only apply to begin the program with a Fall semester start date.

Yes, for the MPH and MS. Part-time enrollment is ineligible for merit scholarship funding. Those who qualify for the 30% partner scholarship 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.

No, we ask that you do not reach out to our faculty to support your application before being accepted into the program. We do, however, encourage you to look into our faculty's current research areas and express in your personal statement if you have an interest in working with any of our faculty members in particular.

Yes, you may use an unofficial transcript for the application. We do not require applicants to provide official transcripts until they have been accepted to the program and are preparing to register for classes.

Recommendation letters may come from your professors or from professional supervisors. Ideally one of the letters will be from a professor who can comment on your academic performance.

Your writing sample can be any document you have authored that demonstrates your scientific writing skills and/or research experiences.

The university does require all applicants, both domestic and international, to show proof of English proficiency. You can find more information about the documentation options here.

Check out the Grad Life Page for easy registration. Detailed registration information can be found on the “COHGrad” 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.

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 merit scholarship recipients, except for those awarded the 30% partner scholarship, must be registered as full-time students (9 credits) by day 10 of classes to maintain the scholarship.

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.

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

Tuition and fees* - $28,100

Room and Board -$18,040

Health Insurance- $2,259

Incidentals (estimated) ** - $2,500

Total for 1 academic year - $50,899

*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 here.

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