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University of Michigan School of Information


Tuition and funding

Tuition for the School of Information's Master of Applied Data Science online degree program reflects the quality and value expected from a Michigan education.

We offer competitive rates for both in-state and out-of-state students. Because U-M is partially state-funded, Michigan residents pay a lower rate. The rates are proposed to be the same whether students are taking classes full or part time.

2023-2024 academic year

The total cost of the 34-credit degree program is approximately $35,870 (about $1,055 per credit hour) for in-state students and approximately $47,838 (about $1,407 per credit hour) for out-of-state students, based on this year's estimated rates before fees.

Tuition is set by the U-M Office of the Registrar. Each year near the beginning of the fall term, updated tuition and fees are posted on the Registrar's website.

Unlike most online degree programs, the Master of Applied Data Science offers the opportunity for scholarships ($1,000-$5,000) in addition to other types of financial aid. All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships that will cover partial tuition.

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