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The Penn State MHA program prides itself on being among the best values in the country when it comes to the cost of our program. For Pennsylvania residents, the full cost of completing the MHA program is among the lowest in the country, falling at the 33rd percentile when compared to other in-state programs and the 1st percentile when compared to the cost of a Pennsylvania resident completing a program out of state. (Source: AUPHA Benchmarking Database)

Estimated full cost of attendance for tuition and fees for a PA Resident to obtain degree, Fall 2022 $45,395

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance for one semester is estimated below based on tuition rates and fees for Fall semester 2022. These figures are provided as a reference point. More exact figures can be obtained using the University’s College Cost Calculator.

  Resident Non-Resident
Tuition and fees (2022) $12,233 $20,801
Student Fee $275 $275
Semester Total $12,508 $21,076

Funding Opportunities

Department Funding

The MHA program has limited funds available to support students. Students should plan to cover the full cost of their program.

Graduate School Funding

Funding is available for prospective graduate students through the Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards Administration. Students are considered for some of these funding opportunities automatically, while others require a nomination by the department or college. More information is available from the graduate school.

Office of Student Aid

Additional funding is available in the form of federal or private loans, work-study, and additional opportunities. These programs are administered by the Penn State Office of Student Aid.


Apply to the Penn State MHA Program.

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