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Tuition & Fees


Program Fees, Applied Political Analytics

The program uses the semester academic calendar: fall and spring semester (16 weeks each) and winter session (3 weeks). The academic year runs from fall semester through the following summer term.

Category Semester Course Delivery Description Academic Year 21-22
Program Tuition All All Per credit $1,079.00
Graduate Student Fees Fall or Spring In Person/Blended 9 or more credits $817.50
Graduate Student Fees Fall or Spring In Person/Blended 8 or less credits $451.00
Winter Services Fee Winter All Flat rate $TBD
UMD Technology Fee Fall or Spring Online/Off-site 9 or more credits $153.00
UMD Technology Fee Fall or Spring Online/Off-site 8 or less credits $76.50

Explanation of Program Fees

Program Tuition

Assessed at the University-approved program rate for course section registration beginning with PCA* or PWA*.

Graduate Student Fees, Campus Face-to-Face/Blended Delivery

  • Fall or Spring Semester: Assessed based on the total number of registered credits each semester/term for any course held on campus. For a breakdown of fees, see Student Financial Services-Tuition and Fees.
  • Winter Session: Assessed for any course registration. Supports university services, technology services, and student services.
  • Pertains to course section registration beginning with PCA* or a mix of PCA* and PWA*.
  • If a student registers for a mix of courses that meet on campus and online/off-site, the student is assessed campus graduate student fees based on the total number of registered credits.

UMD Technology Fee, Online/Off-Site Delivery

Assessed based on the total number of registered credits each semester/term for courses held 100% online or for courses not held at UMD’s College Park campus. Supports UMD technology services. Students who register for online/off-site course sections have access to UMD Online Resources. Pertains only to course section registration beginning with PWA*.

Tuition & Fees Note

Notwithstanding any other provision of this or any other University publication, the University reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees, and other charges at any time such changes are deemed necessary by the University and the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Although changes in tuition, fees, and charges ordinarily will be announced in advance, the University reserves the right to make such changes without prior announcement.

Financial Aid & Full-time/Part-time Status

Financial Aid

For information on financial aid opportunities (State and/or Federal, UMD Sources of Funding, Undocumented and DACA students) and alternative payment options that include Terp Payment Plan, Veterans and Veterans Dependents, Tuition Remission, and Third Party/Sponsored Billing, see Financial Aid & Alternative Payment.

Designation of Full-time/Part-time Status

The Graduate School uses a unit system in making calculations to determine full-time or part-time enrollment status. For complete information, see The Graduate School, Registration Policies, Designation of Full-time and Part-time Status. Because the program uses the semester academic calendar and offers courses at the 400- and above level, generally this translates to the following:

  • Full-time means that a graduate student must register for program courses totaling nine credits or more per semester (fall/spring).
  • Part-time means that a graduate student registers for program courses totaling eight credits or less per semester (fall/spring).
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