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Tuition & Fees


Program Fees, Public Safety Leadership & Administration

The program uses the semester academic calendar with classes held in fall and spring semester (16 weeks each) and Summer Session (two 6-week sessions). The academic year (AY) runs from fall semester through the following summer term.

Tuition/Fee Category Description Academic Year 20-21
Program Tuition Per credit $856
Distance Learning Fee Per semester/term $100

Explanation of Program Fees

Program Tuition

Charged at the University-approved program rate to program-admitted students. Pertains to course sections beginning with PLL*.

Distance Learning Student Services Fee

Assessed each semester/term of registration. Charged for any course registration held online or those which do not meet at the UMD campus. Supports campus-wide technology and student services. Students who register for online/off-site courses have access to UMD Online Resources. Pertains to course sections beginning with PLL*.

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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