All Students

The MU Office of Student Financial Aid processes all financial aid awards. Students who wish to receive a financial aid package must file a FAFSA. Further information about financial aid for Graduate students is available from the financial aid office. The office also provides cost of attendance information for MU Graduate students. Please note that tuition listed for the estimated cost of attendance assumes nine (9) credit hours of enrollment in the Fall and Spring semesters.

See Executive and Residential tuition and fee sections for tables listing tuition and fees specific to HMI Executive and Residential degree and certificate programs. These tables reflect gross tuition and all fees for the entire degree program.  Each student's actual net tuition and fees will depend on whether any financial assistance (financial aid, scholarships, educational assistance, etc.) is received.

The MU Office of Cashiers maintains a list of current tuition and fees as well as information about billing and due dates and payment options.

Residential Program Tuition and Fees and Funding Options

Residential Program Costs

Total cost will depend on residency status and each student's specific plan of study. The residential MHA degree requires 54 credit hours, the MS in Health Informatics degree requires 37 credit hours, and the three-year dual MHA/MS in Health Informatics degree requires 72 credit hours. Course fees for elective or dual degree courses in other programs and additions or adjustments to the degree plan may increase total tuition and fees.

Tuition and Fees for Two-Year Residential MHA Program, Based on 2020-2021 Tuition and Fees
Tuition -- $394.90 per credit hour x 54 hours $21,324.60
Non-Resident fee (applies to those who are not legal residents of Missouri) -- $ 686.20 per credit hour x 54 hours $37,054.80
IT fee -- $14.35 per credit hour x 54 hours $774.90
HMI Course fee -- $81.80 per credit hour x 54 hours $4,417.20
Student Health fee -- $97.19 per semester x 4 semesters $388.76
Recreation Facility fee -- $154.23 per semester x 4 semesters $616.92
Student Activity fee -- $199.85 per semester x 4 semesters $799.40
Student Activity fee -- $21.45 per credit hour x 3 ch for one Summer semester $64.35
International Student Services fee -- $125 per semester x 4 semesters $500.00
International Student Services fee -- $62.50 per Summer semester x one Summer semester $62.50
International Student Insurance (all international students automatically enrolled) -- $2,227 per academic year x two years $4,454.00
Domestic Student Insurance (Optional - domestic students may choose to enroll) -- $4,032 per academic year x two years $8,064.00
Total - Domestic MO Resident, no insurance $28,386.13
Total - Domestic MO Resident, insurance $36,450.13
Total - Domestic Non-Resident, no insurance $65,440.93
Total - Domestic Non-Resident, insurance $73,504.93
Total - International Student $70,457.43

 

Tuition and Fees for Two-Year Residential MS in Health Informatics Program, Based on 2020-2021 Tuition and Fees
Tuition -- $394.90 per credit hour x 37 hours $14,611.30
Non-Resident fee (applies to those who are not legal residents of Missouri) -- $ 686.20 per credit hour x 37 hours $25,389.40
IT fee -- $14.35 per credit hour x 37 hours $530.95
HMI Course fee -- $81.80 per credit hour x 37 hours $3026.60
Student Health fee -- $97.19 per semester x 4 semesters $388.76
Recreation Facility fee -- $154.23 per semester x 4 semesters $616.92
Student Activity fee -- $199.85 per semester x 4 semesters $799.40
International Student Services fee -- $125 per semester x 4 semesters $500
International Student Insurance (all international students automatically enrolled) -- $2,227 per academic year x two years $4,454.00
Domestic Student Insurance (Optional - domestic students may choose to enroll) -- $4,032 per academic year x two years $8,064.00
Total - Domestic MO Resident, no insurance $19,973.93
Total - Domestic MO Resident, insurance $28,037.93
Total - Domestic Non-Resident, no insurance $45,363.33
Total - Domestic Non-Resident, insurance $53,427.33
Total - International Student $50,317.33.33
*Optional summer internship for MO residents - add $1,537.50; *Optional summer internship for domestic non-residents - add $3,596.10; *Optional summer internship for international students - add $3,658.60

 

Tuition and Fees for Three-Year Residential Dual MHA/MS in Health Informatics Program, Based on 2020-2021 Tuition and Fees
Tuition -- $386 per credit hour x 72 hours $28,432.80
Non-Resident fee (applies to those who are not legal residents of Missouri) -- $ 670.80 per credit hour x 72 hours $49,406.40
IT fee -- $14.03 per credit hour x 72 hours $1,033.20
HMI Course fee -- $44.00 per credit hour x 72 hours $5,889.60
Student Health fee -- $95 per semester x 6 semesters $583.14
Recreation Facility fee -- $150.76 per semester x 6 semesters $925.38
Student Activity fee -- $193.05 per semester x 6 semesters $1,199.10
Student Activity fee -- $21.45 per credit hour x 3 ch for one Summer semester $64.35
International Student Services fee -- $125 per semester x 6 semesters $750.00
International Student Services fee -- $62.50 per Summer semester x one Summer semester $62.50
International Student Insurance (all international students automatically enrolled) -- $2,227 per academic year x three years $6,681.00
Domestic Student Insurance (Optional - domestic students may choose to enroll) -- $4,032 per academic year x three years $12,096.00
Total - Domestic MO Resident, no insurance $38,127.57
Total - Domestic MO Resident, insurance $49,182.57
Total - Domestic Non-Resident, no insurance $87,533.97
Total - Domestic Non-Resident, insurance $98,588.97
Total - International Student $95,027.47

Funding Options

Departmental Scholarships for Residential Students

The HMI Department awards scholarships to Residential students on an annual basis. Multiple $1,000 and $2,000 scholarships are available.

Students who wish to be considered for a scholarship from HMI are encouraged to submit their application by March 1, the priority deadline.  Students are also encouraged to submit a FAFSA.

Employment

Students often pursue part-time employment opportunities on campus, and may search current job listings through HireMizzouTigers powered by Handshake. Students must be admitted and have an active pawprint and password in order to access Handshake.

External Scholarship Opportunities

Several organizations provide scholarships to Master's students in Health Administration or Health Informatics programs, for which students are welcome to apply. A list of possible external scholarships and further information is available on our External Scholarships page. If you receive an external scholarship award, please notify HMI as soon as possible.

Fellowships

The MU Office of Graduate Studies sponsors a Spring Fellowship Competition each year, through which fellowships are awarded to incoming students. Students do not apply on their own; academic programs nominate candidates and submit the requisite application materials to the Office of Graduate Studies. Students who wish to be considered for fellowship nomination should apply by mid-January for admission for the upcoming academic year.

Graduate Assistantships

Some HMI students obtain graduate assistantship positions - either a Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) or Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA). Both academic and non-academic units offer assistantships. Appointments are typically .25 FTE (10 hours/week) or .50 FTE (20 hours/week), and students in qualifying positions may receive a tuition waiver in addition to a stipend and medical insurance subsidy. The minimum stipend for a Master's student with a 9-month, .50FTE position for 2018-2019 is $16,389, paid monthly. Admitted students will be notified of available assistantship opportunities, and may search for assistantship positions through HireMizzouTigers powered by Handshake.

Computing Resources

All HMI students are expected to have a laptop computer with the following specifications currently recommended by the Division of Information Technology (http://doit.missouri.edu/software/):

  • Operating system: Windows 7 or above
  • Productivity: Microsoft Office 2016 or later
  • Anti-virus: Microsoft Security Essentials

Software can be purchased for reduced prices through the TigerTech website. If students do not wish to work exclusively in a windows environment, dual boot and Parallels should be considered.

Executive Program Costs & Financial Aid

 

Two-Year Executive MHA Degree Tuition and Fees
Tuition -- $885.50/credit hour x 42 credit hours $37,191.00
IT Fee -- $14.35/credit hour x 42 $602.70
Total $37,793.70
Two-Year Executive MS in Health Informatics Degree Tuition and Fees
Tuition -- $793.60/credit hour x 33 credit hours $26,188.80
IT Fee -- $14.35/credit hour x 33 $473.55
Total $26,662.35
Three-Year Executive Dual MHA/MS in Health Informatics Degree Tuition and Fees
MHA Tuition -- $885.50/credit hour x 39 credit hours $34,534.50
HI Tuition -- $793.60/credit hour x 18 credit hours $14,284.80
IT Fee -- $14.35/credit hour x 57 $817.95
Total $49,637.25

Funding Options

External Scholarship Opportunities

Several organizations provide scholarships to Master's students in Health Administration or Health Informatics programs, for which students are welcome to apply. A list of possible external scholarships and further information is available on the External Scholarships page. If you receive an external scholarship award, please notify HMI as soon as possible. Please note that most of these scholarships are awarded by academic year, while the Executive program runs on a calendar year.

Financial Aid

In addition to tuition and fees and books and supplies, financial aid budgets for Executive students do automatically include funds for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. Students may choose the amount of award they wish to accept.

Educational Assistance Benefit

Benefit-eligible MU employees may wish to take advantage of MU's Educational Assistance program. The Educational Assistance Program provides a 75 percent reduction in tuition for up to six credit hours (two courses) in the Fall and Spring semesters and three credit hours (one course) in the Summer semester. Since the two-year executive MHA degree requires nine credit hours (three courses) per semester, some MHA students who are MU employees choose to complete the degree over three years in order to receive the maximum tuition benefit for all of their courses. HMI has a three-year MHA plan of study available. The executive MS in Health Informatics degree requires a maximum of two courses per semester, and MU employees can complete the degree for just 25 percent of the regular tuition within a two-year timeframe.

Distance Graduate Certificate Program Costs

 

Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics Tuition and Fees
Tuition -- $793.60/credit hour x 12 credit hours $9,523.20
IT Fee -- $14.35/credit hour x 12 $172.20
Total $9,695.40
Graduate Certificate in Informatics for Public Health Tuition and Fees
Tuition -- $520.90/credit hour x 12 credit hours $6,250.80
IT Fee -- $14.35/credit hour x 12 $172.20
Total $6,423.00
Graduate Certificate in Health Ethics Tuition and Fees (100% online courses only)
Tuition -- $386/credit hour x 12 credit hours $4,632.00
IT Fee -- $14.35/credit hour x 12 $172.20
Total $4,804.20

Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, National Guard and Reserves

Veterans should contact MU Veterans Center for help applying for veteran's benefits.

Veterans along with active duty service members, members of the National Guard and Reserves, and their dependents may be eligible for the Mizzou Online Military Tuition Award

International Students

Before the University of Missouri can issue immigration documents, international students must provide evidence of financial support, and must show adequate funding for at least one year (12 months) at MU based on current estimated annual expenses. Please note that tuition and fees listed for the estimated expenses assumes enrollment in nine (9) credit hours in Fall and Spring semesters. See tuition and fee sections for tables listing tuition and fees specific to HMI Executive and Residential degree and certificate programs. Most HMI students will owe higher amounts of tuition and fees each year due to the number of credit hours required for HMI degree programs.

International students are eligible for HMI departmental scholarships and are encouraged to submit their application by March 1, the priority deadline. Students are also encouraged to complete the International Student Financial Need Analysis form and upload it with their application in Slate. Some external scholarships are open to international students. See our list of possible external scholarship awards for eligibility criteria.

Medical Insurance Requirement for International Students

All international students are required to carry medical insurance and will be automatically enrolled in the university's international student insurance plan through Aetna. Premiums for mandatory health insurance are included in the residential tuition and fee tables. International students with an assistantship position will receive either a partial or full subsidy applied automatically to their insurance premium.

International Student and Scholar Services Fees

International students are charged an international student services fee of $100/semester ($50 for the summer semester). This is included in the residential tuition and fee tables.

Funding Options

Employment

International students who hold F or J visas have the option to pursue employment in the United States, but must follow work authorization requirements. Students may work up to 20 hours per week on campus during the Fall and Spring semesters and may work more than 20 hours per week on campus during the summer semester and other designated university breaks.

Assistantships and Fellowships

Graduate Assistantship positions (see further information in Residential student funding options section) and Graduate fellowships are open to international students. To be eligible for Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) positions, international students must complete an assessment of oral English language proficiency and achieve results required for the GTA position. International students accepting GTA positions must complete the Orientation for New International TAs (ONITA) before the first semester of teaching or assisting at MU. ONITA takes place the week before the start of the Fall and Spring semesters. These requirements do not apply to Graduate Research Assistantships (GRA) positions. To be considered for Graduate fellowships, students should apply by mid-January.

Curator's Grant-in-Aid

The Curator's Grant-in-Aid scholarship (GIA) is awarded to international students who have completed at least two regular semesters of study at MU. Students must have completed two regular semesters at MU (Fall and Spring terms) to be eligible to apply. GIA scholarships for graduate students waive from one to nine credit hours of tuition per semester. GIA scholarships are awarded on a semester by semester basis, and students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be eligible. Financial need is also taken into account by the GIA Review Committee in awarding the scholarships.

Global Tiger Scholarships

The MU Alumni Association's Global Tiger Scholarship is available to returning international students. These awards are for $1,000 and are generally non-renewable.

AmeriCorps/VISTA/Teach for America/Missouri College Advising Corps

Students who have recently completed a term of service with Americorps, VISTA, Teach for America, or Missouri College Advising Corps may be eligible for nomination for a MU AmeriCorps/VISTA/TFA/MCAC graduate fellowship award. Awards are made for three to four students per year who receive support for years equal to the number of years of service, with a stipend equivalent to the current value of a .25 FTE assistantship - $8,194 - from the Office of Graduate Studies. Academic departments must nominate students for the fellowship. Students who wish to be considered for nomination must apply by mid-January for admission for the upcoming academic year, and should indicate on their application they have completed a term with AmeriCorps, VISTA, TFA, or MCAC. Nominees must have and maintain a 3.5 GPA.