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MSW Tuition and Fees: 2022-2023

The tuition rate for full-time MSW students for the 2022-2023 academic year is $22,850 per semester.

In addition to tuition, students are assessed the following annual fees:

​Cost of Attendance


Advanced Standing MSW students will pay an additional course fee for the required four-credit summer bridge course; it will be charged a per-credit hour rate, totaling $6,093.

$ 45,700

Student Health Insurance

$ 2,232*

Health & Wellness fee

$ 576

Student Activity fee

$ 100

*Pending state approval.

Students are encouraged to contact Student Health Services for more information about health insurance coverage and the Health & Wellness fee. Students will also be able to find information about how to waive out of the graduate student health insurance enrollment.

When considering the overall costs of graduate education, students must take into consideration not only the cost of tuition and fees, but also “cost of living” expenses such as rent/mortgage payments, utilities, food, transportation, books/supplies and miscellaneous personal expenses.

Note: Students, including Part-Time MSW students, enrolled in fewer than 9 hours will be charged per credit hour ($1,523/hour).

Scholarships and Funding

The Brown School offers generous scholarship support, including need-based financial support. All students requesting scholarship consideration will receive an award. The majority of Brown School scholarships are partial-tuition awards.

Brown School students typically cover their educational expenses through a combination of sources, including the following:

Peace Corps alumni are also eligible for the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program.

If you have questions about your financial aid options, please contact us.