Tuition and Fees

Full course tuition is due at the time of registration. All other fees are payable as noted below.

Application Fee

The application fee is $75 for all programs. The application fee must be submitted with the application and is not refundable under any circumstances.

Tuition for Graduate Degrees

MS in Applied Economics - $3,699 per course
MS in Bioinformatics - $3,662 per course
MS in Biotechnology - $3,662 per course
MS in Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship - $3,662 per course
MA in Communication - $3,563 per course
MS in Energy Policy and Climate - $3,495 per course
MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy - $3,495 per course
MS in Geographic Information Systems - $3,495 per course
MA in Global Security Studies - $3,462 per course
MA in Government- $3,462 per course
MS in Government Analytics – $3,462 per course
Master of Liberal Arts - $2,213 per course
MA in Museum Studies - $3,563 per course
MA in Public Management - $3,462 per course
MS in Regulatory Science  - $3,662 per course
MS in Research Administration – $3,462 per course
MA in Science Writing – $2,698 per course
MA in Writing - $2,698 per course

Tuition for Certificate Programs

Advanced Graduate Study in Liberal Arts - $2,213 per course
Biotechnology Enterprise - $3,662 per course
Biotechnology Education - $3,662 per course
Digital Curation - $3,563 per course
Geographic Information Systems - $3,495 per course
Government Analytics – $3,462 per course
Intelligence – $3,462 per course
National Security Studies - $3,462 per course
Nonprofit Management - $3,462 per course
Post-Master’s Certificate in Sequence Analysis and Genomics - $3,662 per course
Science Writing – $2,698 per course

MBA Courses in Dual Degrees

Tuition rates for the MBA are available on the Carey Business School website.

*These rates are subject to change.

**All online courses include a $150 technology fee

Course Fees

Some courses require, in addition to tuition, field trip, laboratory, technology, and thesis fees. These fees, specified in the Course Schedule ( for each semester/term, are payable at the same time as the regular tuition charges and are nonrefundable.

Technology Fee

A technology fee of $150 will be added for each online class in which a student registers.

Late Registration

Registration is open for approximately two months prior to the start of a semester/term, offering several ways for students to
register. Late registration starts the day after registration ends and requires a $150 fee. Check the Academic and Registration
Calendar for late registration deadlines. Students registering late should check the Refund Schedule. Students who wish to register
late can fax their registration to 202.452.1970.

Continuous Enrollment Fee

All degree and certificate students entering the Advanced Academic Programs in fall 2013 (and beyond) must either register for a credit course or enroll as a continuously enrolled student for a non-refundable fee of $75. Continuously enrolled students register for a non-credit continuous enrollment course found on the schedule of classes on the and in ISIS. Students who do not register for a credit course, or register for the continuous enrollment course, or have an approved leave of absence on file will be deemed as a withdrawal and will become inactive for future registrations. See the frequently asked questions regarding continuous enrollment on the AAP website: under the Current Students page. Further details regarding the continuous enrollment policy are also described in the Tuition and Fees section of the catalog.

Thesis Continuation Fee

Students who are in a thesis course and do not finish the thesis in the semester in which they enrolled for it must pay a continuation-of-enrollment fee of $500 for each subsequent semester/term until a final grade has been submitted. Students submit a registration form with payment to the Enrollment Office. This fee also allows students to continue using university facilities such as libraries, and the Johns Hopkins Enterprise Directory (JHED).

Graduation Fee

The graduation fee is $100 and is payable upon receipt of a bill from the Student Accounts office. Student Accounts sends this bill in October to students who completed degree requirements during the summer term; in March to those who completed requirements in the fall; and in April to spring graduates.

Refund Policy

Students may elect to withdraw from one or more course(s) for a variety of reasons. Refunds are made in accordance with the refund policy and schedule for each semester/term.