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MPH/MS Application Process

(Frequently Asked Questions)


Students typically enroll 3 quarters per year for these 2-year programs.


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used by the University of Washington in making its financial aid awards to students who are United States citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Most typically, our graduate students qualify for educational loans or for work-study. A few academically outstanding and financially needy under-represented students may also qualify for other forms of aid, such as partial tuition waivers. For priority consideration, applicants should submit the FAFSA before February 28. The FAFSA becomes available in mid-December.

Applicants can complete the FAFSA electronically. The address is:

Research assistant positions (and a few teaching assistant positions) are sometimes available, especially as students progress in their studies. These do not typically require financial need as established by submitting the FAFSA.


The University of Washington requires that international applicants be able to certify their financial ability before they can be admitted to the Graduate School. The total anticipated cost for each year of study is currently around $40,000. This is likely to continue to increase. Unfortunately, the Department of Health Services very seldom has assistance available for international students. Information can can also be requested by email from: