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Tuition and Fees

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 are enrolled in and the number of course units for which you register unless otherwise indicated. Tuition for online Master of Science in Applied Geosciences (MSAG) courses taken by online MSAG students is billed at the rates listed in the table below.

All tuition and fee charges are subject to the approval of the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and may change without notice.

Fall 2022 Tuition and Fee Rates

Course Units Tuition Online General Fee Total
1 $4,500 $140 $4,640
2 $9,000 $280 $9,280
3 $13,500 $420 $13,920
4 $18000 $560 $18,560

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 990.

Fee definition

  • Online general fee: The general fee constitutes a partial contribution to the support of such essential services as a library system and student services.

*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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