2017-2018 Tuition and Fees
All Master’s Degree Programs
|HKS activity fee||$175|
|Mid-Career Summer Program (MC/MPA students and Mason Fellows only)||$8,546|
|Mason Seminar (Mason Fellows only)||$3,720|
Mandatory Health Insurance*
|HUHS Student Health Fee (SHF)||$1,142|
|Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)||$3,130|
|University Health Services (for July; MC/MPA students and Mason Fellows only)||$390|
|Estimated living expenses, per month||$2,338|
|Personal expenses and travel||$5,022|
|MC/MPA students and Mason Fellows||$5,580|
|Books and supplies||$1,548|
|MC/MPA students and Mason Fellows||$1,820|
*Dental coverage is not included as part of the university health plan; it can be purchased at an additional cost. Visit the Harvard University Health Services website for details.
Dependents—For international students only*
Number of Dependents
Maintenance (per month)
Mandatory Health Fees (academic year**)
|Each additional||$5,000||No cost|
*Federal regulations prohibit HKS from including dependents’ day-to-day costs in a domestic student’s cost of attendance.
**Summer insurance may be up to $592 per dependent, in addition to health fees for the academic year. The SHF and SHIP are required for all dependents.
U.S. health care costs are very high. Lacking medical insurance or being unable to pay for health care services may prevent spouses or children from receiving medical care.