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    Tuition and fees for the Master of Health Care Innovation are based upon course units (CUs). Courses are worth 1.0 CU for each core course, lab, and elective. Students will complete 11 CU total throughout the program.

    Tuition and Fees

    The total cost for the full degree program, 11 CUs, based on current estimated rates is approximately $72,000. The degree may be completed in 20 months or over a 3-year period. Please keep in mind that rates are subject to change.

    Rates for the 2024-2025 academic year, per course unit (CU):

    Tuition $6,224
    Online services fee $156
    Technology fee $162
    TOTAL $6,542


    Every year of the degree students attend an in-person Seminar on Penn's campus in Philadelphia (subject to current public health guidelines). Room, board, and conference activities will be covered by the program at no additional cost to the students. Transportation to and from Philadelphia for the event, as well as incidental expenses, are the responsibility of each student.

    Financial Aid

    Students may consider seeking funding support from their employers, through tuition benefits. Various types of loans, both federal and private, may be available to Master of Health Care Innovation students who are U.S. citizens. MHCI students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents enrolled at least half-time (2.0 CU or more in a semester) may be eligible for the Federal Direct Loan program on the standard 20-month track. For most semesters of the 3-year extended track, you will not be eligible for Federal Financial Aid, which requires a minimum of 2.0 CU per semester. Learn more about financial aid from Penn Student Financial Services.

    Fall I 2.5 Yes $16,355
    Spring I 2.5 Yes $16,355
    Summer  1.5 No $9,813
    Fall II 2.5 Yes $16,355
    Spring II 2.0 Yes $13,084


    • University of Pennsylvania employees may be eligible for tuition benefits. Visit the HR website for more details. You can contact the Tuition Benefit Office at tuition@hr.upenn.edu or call 215-898-1988.
    • International students may apply for various private loans, but will usually need a U.S. co-signer to do so.
    • Veterans may be eligible for financial support through the Yellow Ribbon Program.
    • MHCI students may be eligible to apply for third-party scholarships. The MEHP Online team compiled a list of select External Scholarship Opportunities.

    For more information about financial aid, please contact Penn's Student Financial Services office at 215-898-1988.

    *Semester costs based on 2024-2025 rates.

    Learn about financial aid

    External Funding Opportunities

    While the MHCI program does not offer internal scholarships currently, students may consider applying to external opportunities. We have compiled a database of scholarships from third-party organizations for which current and future MHCI students may be eligible. 

    Learn about External Funds


    Each semester, students register for courses online through Path@Penn (PennKey login required). The Office of Student Registration & Financial Services sends bursar bills to students after course registration has been processed. Bills are delivered via email on a monthly schedule. You can pay your bill online, by mail, in person, or via wire transfer. Billing questions can be addressed to Student Financial Services at 215-898-1988.

    Email is the primary mechanism for sending official communications, including billing notifications, to Penn students. Please be sure that your email address is up-to-date in the Penn Directory (see Update Directory Listings).

    Pay your bill


    For questions about applying, please contact program staff:

    Katherine Ridella