Tuition and Fees

Billing Statement Changes

Effective in Spring 2016, all fees for each course will be itemized on your statement and listed separately from tuition. If you receive financial assistance, please check with your sponsor regarding reimbursement of tuition and fees. Please note that all fees are non-refundable. 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.

Technology Fee

All fully online and blended courses in AAP require an additional technology fee. This fee applies to all students registered in online classes, and it is not refundable.

Effective Fall 2018, the technology fee is $200 per course.

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.

2020-2021 Tuition Rates*
*Final rates pending approval of the Board of Trustees.
Tuition for Graduate Degrees
MS in Applied Economics $4,724 per course
MS in Bioinformatics $4,675 per course
MS in Biotechnology $4,675 per course
Master’s in Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship $4,675 per course
MA in Communication $4,378 per course
MA in Cultural Heritage Management $4,412 per course
MS in Data Analytics and Policy $4,234 per course
MS in Energy Policy and Climate $4,214 per course
MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy $4,214 per course
MA in Film and Media $4,773 per course
MS in Food Safety Regulation $4,675 per course
MS in Geographic Information Systems $4,129 per course
MS in Geospatial Intelligence $4,234 per course
MA in Global Security Studies $4,234 per course
MA in Government $4,234 per course
MS in Government Analytics $4,234 per course
MS in Individualized Genomics and Health $4,675 per course
MS in Intelligence Analysis $4,234 per course
Master of Liberal Arts $2,984 per course
MA in Museum Studies $4,421 per course
MA in Non-Governmental Organization Management $4,234 per course
MS in Organizational Leadership $4,234 per course
Post-Bacc Health Science Intensive $4,675 per course
and $6,500
(HSI one-time fee)
MA in Public Management $4,234 per course
MS in Regulatory Science $4,675 per course
MS in Research Administration $3,893 per course
MA in Science Writing $3,316 per course
MA in Teaching Writing $3,316 per course
MA in Writing $3,316 per course
Tuition for Certificate Programs
Applied Research in Communication $4,378 per course
Biotechnology Enterprise $4,675 per course
Biotechnology Education $4,675 per course
Digital Curation $4,421 per course
Geographic Information Systems $4,129 per course
Government Analytics $4,234 per course
Intelligence $4,234 per course
International Research Administration Management $3,893 per course
Nonprofit Management $4,234 per course
Post Master’s Certificate in Quantitative Methods in Applied Economics $4,724 per course
Post-Master’s Certificate in Sequence Analysis and Genomics $4,675 per course
Science Writing $3,316 per course
Teaching Writing $3,316 per course
MBA Courses in Dual Degrees

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

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

Effective fall 2013 and beyond, all newly enrolled AAP students pursuing a master’s degree or graduate certificate must continuously enroll in their academic program during Fall and Spring semesters in order to maintain good standing and admission status. January intersession, May intensive and summer sessions have been excluded from this requirement. Continuous enrollment entitles students to advising services, career services, and use of the Johns Hopkins facilities, including library facilities. AAP students will still have a maximum of 5years to complete all degree requirements applied toward graduation. Exemptions from the continuous enrollment policy will be granted only for documented medical emergencies, approved leave of absence, or military services. Requests for the exemption to the policy should be made to with supporting documentation. Those requesting an official Leave of Absence should complete the online Leave of Absence Request form. Students who are not continuously enrolled in courses will be charged a non-refundable fee of $75 for each term of non-credit enrollment.

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

Every graduate needs to pay the graduation fee, regardless of whether or not they plan to attend the ceremony. 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 Schedule.