Cost of Attendance

The Krieger School offers comprehensive financial assistance to graduate students via fellowships, research assistantships, teaching assistantships, other academic employment possibilities, and tuition waivers. Federal loans and work study are available on the basis of financial need to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. All full-time, resident, doctoral graduate students in the schools receive free health insurance. The university does not provide housing for graduate students.

2023-23 Tuition Costs

Tuition and fees and other non-degree costs for full-time graduate students vary by academic year. There may be extra charges for taking classes in either the intersession or in summer. 

Cost CategoryFull-time TuitionPart-time Per-Credit Charges
Krieger School of Arts & Sciences Graduate Tuition$60,480$2,016 per credit
Non-Resident Fee$6,048$0
Additional CostsFall/Spring ExpensesSummer Expenses
Off-Campus Living$17,963$5,988
Books and Supplies$1,410$470
Personal Expenses$1,153$384

Full-Time Graduate students only

A one-time matriculation fee of $500 is charged.

Health insurance is required for all students and is automatically billed. The cost of JHU Health Insurance for 2022-2023 is $2482. In some cases, the department will cover the cost of health insurance. Please consult with your departmental insurance administrator for specific cost-related questions.

All Graduate Students

Average Federal Direct loan fees are added to the student budget when a student accepts a Federal Direct loan.


Many departments are able to offer some fellowship funding to PhD students, but it is usually not the same for masters students. There are several fellowships which provide financial awards to assist in the recruitment of graduate students from diverse backgrounds, including underrepresented minority students, women, and students from economically or socially disadvantaged circumstances.

Postdoctoral Positions

Please visit the website of your intended faculty or department to look for available positions. You can also search standard professional and academic websites or publications (such as for postings.