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Tuition & Financial Assistance


Graduate Tuition rates and student fees can be found on the registrar's website. A full-time, traditional student can anticipate 4 semesters of graduate tuition. An accelerated student can anticipate 2 semesters of graduate tuition plus an $8,000 accelerated program fee.

Students of the Graduate Certificate program will pay the in-state tuition rate of $648 per credit hour. This works out to be $3,888 per semester. In addition, there is a graduate fee of $1,000 per semester.


UK Funding

Research, Teaching and Graduate Assistantships cover tuition, health insurance, and pay a stipend which varies depending on the department. Students wishing to be considered for assistantships and fellowships should inform the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) of the program to which they are applying. At the Martin School Assistantships are awarded as part of the application process. In addition, exceptional applicants may be eligible for fellowships that supplement the regular stipend and/or limit the amount of teaching required by the student.

Other units which have funded Martin School Students in the past 5 years:

  • Campus Recreation
  • Student Center
  • KY Disability Determination Council (through the Martin School)
  • UK College of Medicine
  • IHDI (Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute)
  • IPOP (Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy)
  • UK Graduate School
  • UK College of Arts and Sciences Administration
  • UK International Center (UKIC)
  • KY Transportation Center
  • Robinson Scholars Program

Fellowships are available on a competitive basis to raise this amount to about $22,000. Students interested in competitive fellowships are encouraged to contact the Director of Graduate Students as early as possible. A small number of senior graduate students who excel in teaching are selected by the faculty to receive an additional generous supplement.

We have some exciting news for students interested in our online programs! As we kick off our new online Master of Public Financial Management Program in the Fall 2017, we  are offering scholarships  in the amount of $500 for the online Graduate Certificate Program and $750 for the online Master of Public Financial Management for all students who have applied and been admitted to the programs by June 1, 2017.