For participants beginning in September 2023 and completing the certificate program in June 2024, tuition will be charged on a per-credit basis for each course. The 2023-2024 per-credit tuition rate is $1,532. The tuition cost of the September 2023 and February 2024 courses will be $3,830 each. The June 2024 course will be billed at the 2024-2025 per credit tuition rate which should be available in late February 2024. Students can expect a slight increase in cost for this course. The program is over 10 months.


A deposit is not required for admitted participants.


Tuition includes the cost of curriculum materials and copyright permissions, required instrumentation, and headsets, but it does not include textbooks. The program will provide a list of required texts to purchase and potential sources—e.g., or the textbook publisher—well in advance of class start dates.

Payment information

Harvard University requires that tuition and fees be paid in full each term according to posted deadlines in order to maintain enrollment eligibility.

Financial aid

The Certificate in Harvard Global Public Health for Nurse Leaders participants are not eligible for federal student aid (federal loans, Federal Work Study) due to the part-time nature of the program. Financial assistance is available for this program. Request information on applying for financial assistance by emailing

Student withdrawal refund policy

Information on the tuition refunds upon withdrawal from the HGPHNL program can be found on the School’s student billing page.

Travel, housing and other related information for going to the African Union and the Africa CDC

Travel costs vary by participant location. Some funding is available for these costs. Contact HGPHNL at for more information.

Application details

The Certificate in HGPHNL program at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health participates in SOPHAS Express. SOPHAS is an online common application service.