Training Next-Generation Health Data Scientists


Tuition and Fees

Tuition per credit hour is $1,200 (upon University of California Office of President approval). The total tuition to complete the 48-unit, 2-year MDSH program is $57,600. Tuition covers the cost of registration and enrollment, and can be paid in three payments during each academic year.

Students enrolled in this program are also required to pay student services fee, campus‐based fees and health insurance. For the most up to date fees and more information on fee breakdown, visit the registrar’s office.

Financial Aid

Most fully employed students are eligible for federal student loans. Please visit the UCLA Financial Aid website for detailed information on how to submit your FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you miss the deadline, you can still submit an application.

Upon acceptance into the program, financial aid notices will be available to students mid July and will continue throughout the academic year. It is very important to complete the FAFSA application as soon as possible.

Sallie Mae Graduate Loans for Health Professions

Sallie Mae offers graduate loans for Health Professions. Pay for your expenses in allied health, nursing, pharmacy, and other graduate-level health degrees. You can visit the site here.


MDSH Student Scholarships

The MDSH Program offers limited annual scholarships to currently enrolled MDSH students based on need and/or merit. More information will be available soon.

Sallie Mae Graduate School Scholarship Tool

Sallie Mae has a tool to help find scholarships for graduate school. You can visit the search tool here.

Veterans and Military Service Members

There are several educational benefits that may be available for Veterans or enlisted service members, including VA GI Bill Benefits and Tuition Assistance.

For more information, contact the UCLA Veteran Resource Center, or speak with your Education services Officer or Counselor within your Military Service.


Students can receive a 100% refund of tuition for all units dropped before the end of the 3rd week of the quarter. After that, they may receive a 50% refund until the end of the 4th week. Tuition for courses dropped after the 4th week is not eligible for refunds.