Tuition Costs

Cost Estimate for Students in the Doctor of Plant Health Program

What will it cost to earn a Doctor of Plant Health degree?

Cost will vary according to several factors. Non-resident students will pay somewhat more than resident students. Students who have received an M.S. degree or have taken courses from an accredited graduate program (accepted by the admissions committee) will require fewer credit hours, and thus, will pay less than those who do not transfer hours. Personal expenses will vary depending on the student's situation.

The following estimates apply for full-time students in 2023-2024*. These estimates assume 25 credit hours during their first year. 

Cost of attendance can be very different from one student to another because tuition rates and fee requirements vary based on course level, whether the courses are online rather than on campus, and other factors. If you have questions about tuition and fees, contact the DPH Program Director or Administrative office or you may contact Student Accounts.  For a listing of the fees and to use the Cost Estimator visit the Cost Estimator page on the Office of Graduate Studies website.

Resident Tuition ($353/credit hour x 25):$ 8,825.00 (resident) $11,031.25 (non-resident)*
Fees (Program/Facilities/Tech/Library)   $1,664.00  
Health Insurance (optional) (Rate shown is for 2022-2023, new rates are TBD)   $8,394.11  
Books/Supplies (estimated)   $850.00  
Room & Board (on-campus, 9 months) - estimate only   $14,874.00  
Personal/Miscellaneous (laundry, transportation, clothing) - estimate only   $3,800.00  
     Total (estimated) $ 38,407.11 (resident)   $40,613.36 (non-resident)*

*Non-Resident Students will pay only 125% of resident tutition (a substantial savings for non-resident students!)

"Learn more about the estimated cost of attendance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, including all estimated cost components."

Contact the DPH Director, Dr. Jeff Bradshaw or the UNL Scholarship & Financial Aid office to discuss what financial aid opportunities might be available for you.