Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for the current year are available on the Office of the Bursar website. See our financial worksheet (xls) to help you better understand the costs and breakdown of our program, and see the apply page for dates and deadlines.


Our MS program is typically completed with 32 ASE graduate credit hours. The amount of tuition for the MS program will vary depending on whether a partial tuition waiver is offered within the acceptance letter.

Based on 2023-24 tuition, the Master of Science in Data Science program is $63,040 which assumes 32 ASE credits. Tuition for some courses taken at the Simon School have a different amount per credit hour. In 2023-24, the cost for AS&E courses is $1970/credit hour and $2274/credit hour for Simon School courses.

If you are offered admission to our MS program, a non-refundable deposit of $1500 is required by April 15 (or by the offer deadline) to hold your spot in our cohort. This deposit will be applied to your financial account to reduce the amount due on your first tuition payment. The fee may be waived for University of Rochester students, employees, alumni and part-time students. There is no deposit for the advanced certificate.

Application Fee

The application fee is $70 for the master's program. The fee may be waived for University of Rochester students, employees, and alumni. It may also be waived for part-time applicants. There is no application fee for the advanced certificate.

Student Fees

Fees and insurance in 2023-24 are $2,206 per semester. In addition, the international student fee is $53 per semester. Approximate estimate for living expenses in Rochester is $9,000 per semester. If required to do a summer bridging course or if spreading studies over the course of three semesters, assume additional increases to program costs.

Health Insurance

Students can either enroll in the UR Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna) or they can waive this plan if their health insurance plan meets University Insurance Criteria. Additional Information can be found on the UHS Health Insurance for Full-Time Students page. In 2023-24, the cost was $1806/semester. International students will also pay an international fee which is currently $53/semester in 2023-24.