Cost of Attendance

Please note that students enrolled on student visas are required to register as full-time students.

MA in Biotechnology


MA in Mathematics of Finance

MA in Economics

MA in Mathematics of Finance, Statistics, and Statistics-Hybrid

All Other Master's Programs

Special Programs: For information about the programs in International and World History and Japanese Pedagogy, see below.

  • Health and Insurance Fees
  • Other University Fees

Health and Insurance Fees – Morningside Campus

Health Service Fee
Columbia Student Medical Insurance (may be waived with proof of equivalent coverage)

Other University Fees

Provides access to the facilities at the Dodge Physical Fitness Center and Lerner Hall and supports enhancements for the libraries and computer networks

One-Time Fees

Loan Fees

Federal student loans have loan fees that are a percentage of the total loan amount. The loan fee is deducted proportionately from each loan disbursement.

All programs, excluding programs below
Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan: $203
Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan: $1,769

American Studies, European History, Politics, and Society, Human Rights, Islamic Studies, Islamic Studies and Muslim Cultures (MA with Aga Khan University Institute for Muslim Civilizations in London), Jewish Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Modern European Studies, South Asian Studies,

Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan: $197
Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan: $1,509

The following table lists estimated living expenses based upon reasonable expenditures over the 9-month 2022-2023 academic year. Students may incur additional expenses that are not covered by the standard COA, such as the purchase of a computer, medical expenses not covered by insurance, conference expenses, etc.

Additional Budget Allowances


Special Programs

International and World History (London)

In the first year of the program at Columbia, students will be charged the tuition rates listed above in the "All Other Master's Programs" section.

In the second year of the program at the London School of Economics, students will be charged LSE tuition rates.

Summer MA Program in Japanese Pedagogy
Tuition for Summer 2022