Tuition & Financial Aid


The annual tuition is $35,000, and it is a two-year program. This amount covers the costs of registration and class materials, excluding textbooks.

Total Tuition $70,000*
Application Fee $135*
Course Materials Approximately $100 per course

*Tuition and fees are subject to change each year

Financial Aid

Financial aid and external scholarship opportunities are available to admitted EMPHstudents through the Financial Aid Office and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). You can complete your FAFSA online. It is recommended to submit your FAFSA application at the same time as your program application.

FAFSA School Code for UCLA: 001315-00
For more information, visit the UCLA Financial Aid Office website.

Scholarship Opportunities

Year 1: The Public Health Scholarship Program (PHSP) covers fall, winter and spring quarters tuition for a first year EMPH student who is a current member of the public health workforce in a state or local agency or community based agency that serves MUAs (Medically Underserved Areas). Priority will be given to applicants from disadvantaged backgrounds and/or demonstrated financial need.

Year 1 or 2: The Foster G. McGaw Scholarship provides financial support to graduate students in health administration. Scholarship funds are awarded each year to all AUPHA full graduate programs. The faculty within these programs disperse these monies at their discretion to students most deserving of recognition.

Year 1 or 2: The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) of Southern California Student Scholarship is intended to support undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional talent and leadership who are seeking a future career in healthcare administration or public health. Academic scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in health administration or public health (i.e., BS, BA, MHA, MPH, DrPH, PhD).  Applicants must be enrolled at least half time in an undergraduate or graduate degree program within the past six (6) months. Scholarship winners will receive $5,000 towards their yearly tuition fee.

Year 2: The Levin-Gordon Executive MPH Scholarship provides a scholarship in the amount of $2,500 towards tuition for a promising second year student in the EMPH Program based on academic achievement. Awardees are selected in consultation with program faculty for exceptional work, leadership, and demeanor during their first year in the program.

Year 2: The Lee Thomassen Healthcare Finance Fellowship provides financial support in the amount of $1000 towards tuition for a promising second year student in the EMPH Program based on academic achievement in their first year, showing exceptional promise in accounting and finance. Must be pursuing an MPH degree in the Executive Health Policy Management Program at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.