Funding Your Degree

We understand graduate school is an investment of your time and resources. Visit Funding Your Graduate Degree for options to help pay for graduate school.

Tuition and fees are set annually by the University of Virginia Board of Visitors in early spring. View more information about the estimated total cost of attendance on the Student Financial Services site

Funding Your Graduate Degree

Student Financial Services Office

Estimated Total Cost of Attendance for the MSDS Residential Program, 2024-25 Academic Year







Fees (Summer, Fall, and Spring)



Living Expenses, Books, and Supplies (Summer, 9 credits)



Living Expenses, Books, and Supplies (Fall and Spring, full-time)






A non-refundable $500 tuition deposit is required if an offer of admission is accepted. The deposit will be applied toward tuition.