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Tuition and Fees

Your tuition at the University of Pennsylvania is calculated at a per course unit (c.u.)* rate based on the program you choose and the number of course units for which you register unless otherwise indicated. Tuition for Master of Science in Applied Geosciences (MSAG) courses taken by MSAG students are billed at the rates listed in the table below.

The rates listed below are for College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) courses only and will be effective summer 2016 through spring 2017. All tuition and fee charges are subject to the approval of the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and may change without notice.

Summer 2016-Spring 2017 Tuition and Fee Rates for Master of Science in Applied Geosciences Courses

Course Units Tuition General Fee Program Fee Clinical Fee Total
1 $5,590 $348 $150 N/A $6,088
2 $11,180 $696 $150 N/A $12,026
3 $16,770 $1,394 $150 $265 $18,579
4 $22,360 $1,394 $150 $265 $24,169

Master of Science in Applied Geosciences courses end with a section code of 690 in the fall and spring. In summer, MSAG courses end with section code of 990.

Fee definitions

  • General Fee: The general fee constitutes a partial contribution to the support of such essential facilities as a large library system, museums and institutes, and special laboratories.
  • Program FeeThe program fee is charged in the fall and spring semesters only and covers program activities specific to Master of Science in Applied Geosciences students.
  • Clinical Fee: The clinical fee is required for students enrolled in three or more course units and allows them unlimited access to the Penn Student Health Service.

*Academic credit is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as a course unit (c.u.). A course unit (c.u.) is a general measure of academic work over a period of time, typically a term (semester or summer). A c.u. (or a fraction of a c.u.) represents different types of academic work across different types of academic programs and is the basic unit of progress toward a degree. One c.u. is usually converted to a four-semester-hour course.

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