Tuition and Fees

MPH Full-TimeFallSpringSummer
LA Residents$5,325.16$5,325.16$2,662.08
M.S. & PhD Full-TimeFallSpringSummer
LA Residents$5,263.50$5,263.50$2,811.77
BSPH Full-Time OnlineFallSpringSummer
LA Residents and Non-Residents$380.00 per credit$380.00 per credit$380.00 per credit

To download a full list of tuition and fees in PDF form, click here.

Effective Spring 2023, A non-refundable acceptance deposit of $100 is required for School of Public Health. This deposit is credited toward payment of fees due at the time of registration.

Electronic payments may be made here:

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MPH/MS Scholarship Opportunities

Two partial scholarships in each of the five program concentrations are awarded in the amount of $1,000 per semester for up to four semesters (total award: $4,000).

The scholarships will be awarded to new students enrolling for the first time in the fall of each new academic year or students who enrolled as a new student in the spring or summer term of the same year.

The scholarship amount may be adjusted to a higher or lower level based upon demand and funding availability. Additionally, the number of scholarships allotted per program may also be reduced based upon demand and funding availability.

Starting in 2023, the LSU School of Public Health will also be awarding full-tuition scholarships through the SPHERE scholarship program.  Students who apply for the Bachelors and MPH programs are automatically considered if they meet the guidelines and requirements.

To learn more about the SPHERE scholarships click here.

Dean Fontham Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded each year to a student with an outstanding academic record in honor of the School’s inaugural Dean.

One scholarship is awarded each fall in the amount of $1,250 per semester for up to four semesters (total award: $5,000). The scholarships will be awarded to new students enrolling for the first time in the fall of each new academic year.  No existing students are eligible.

In order to be considered for program specific scholarships, in addition to the Dean Fontham Scholarship, students must submit their application through SOPHAS. Priority consideration is given to students who apply by February 1st for the following Fall semester.

MPH/MS Employment

There are also numerous opportunities for employment as a student worker within the School in a variety of areas such as the Louisiana Tumor Registry, Louisiana Cancer Prevention and Control Program, HIV/STD Program, Dean’s Office Administration, and in ongoing service and research projects. Student worker appointments are also available throughout the Health Science Center. Applications for student employment are located here.

Specific student worker position posting may be found here or here.  Applications and/or resumes may be submitted directly per posting instructions.

The School student worker career posting page may also include opportunities outside of the University for which students should apply to the external agency per the posting instructions.

PhD Tuition Waivers and Assistantship Opportunities

All full-time PhD applicants are considered for a potential tuition waiver and/or graduate assistantship. Tuition waivers for PhD students are for base tuition and in some instances may cover non-resident fees, but do not cover miscellaneous fees.

Student Financial Aid Office

The Student Financial Aid Office administers grants, loans, scholarships, and part-time employment. Students interested in receiving financial aid should contact this Office well in advance of their expected enrollment. Each student’s need for aid will be evaluated on information supplied and in accordance with Financial Aid Policy of the Health Sciences Center. Representatives of the Office are available for consultation with all candidates for admission and with students.

Awards from aid programs funded by the Federal or State government are administered according to laws and regulations governing those programs. Priority is given to students with the greatest documented need whose completed applications are received by the appropriate deadline.

Mailing Address:

Student Financial Aid Office
LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans
433 Bolivar Street, Room 215
New Orleans, LA 70112-2223


504-599-1390 (fax)
For the most up to date information, go to the LSUHSC Financial Aid Office site: