Tuition

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Quick Facts:

UF’s shelter medicine graduate program offers competitive tuition for all students.

  • Application Fee: $37
  • Cost per Credit Hour: $448.73 – $575 plus fees
  • Credits Required for Master’s Degree: 30
  • Credits Required for Graduate Certificate: 15
  • Total Master’s Degree Tuition: $15,750 plus fees
  • Total Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine Tuition: $7,875 plus fees
  • Total Graduate Certificate in Animal Shelter Leadership Tuition: $6,730.95 (In-state)-$8,625 (out-of-state) plus fees

Tuition & Fees

Tuition is $448.73 – $575 per credit hour plus fees (additional $13.32 per credit hour) for all students, depending on student location and what program offering is pursued. Our program does not accept the UF EEP or Florida State Tuition Waiver. We are an off-book program and do not receive funds from these programs. Non-degree and Certificate students will pay Capital Improvement/Technology fees. MS students will pay Capital Improvement/Technology/Financial Aid fees. Please click here for more information.** 

Master of Science in Shelter Medicine

All Students

  • $1,575 tuition plus $39.96 fees = $1,614.96/ each three-credit online course
  • $15,750 tuition plus $399.60 fees = $16,149.60/ completed master’s degree

Shelter Medicine Graduate Certificate

All Students

  • $1,575 tuition plus $39.96 fees = $1,614.96/ each three-credit online course
  • $7,875 tuition plus $199.80 fees = $8,074.80/ completed certificate (five courses)

Animal Shelter Leadership Graduate Certificate

Florida Resident

  • $1,346.19 tuition plus $39.96 fees = $1,386.15/ each three-credit online course
  • $6,730.95 tuition plus $199.80 fees = $6,930.75/ completed certificate (five courses)

Non-Florida Resident

  • $1,725 tuition plus $39.96 fees = $1,764.96/ each three-credit online course
  • $8,625 tuition plus $199.80 fees = $8,824.80/ completed certificate (five courses)

**Additional costs for required textbooks. Fees are approximate.

Application Fee

  • The $37 application fee must be paid with the submission of the online application in order for the application to be submitted.

Registration costs follow the standard tuition and fee rates for the University of Florida. Registration includes access to the course materials (e.g., lectures, reading materials, discussion sessions, etc.). Students may be responsible for other optional costs as well. View information about Financial Aid   View information about Employer Reimbursement


This program does not accept state employee tuition waivers or UF EEP waivers. However, this program does accept Wards of the State Tuition Waivers.  For more information about UF EEP, and State Agency Employee waivers, please click here.


All non-degree, graduate certificate, and master’s degree students can receive benefits from the GI Bill® or V.A. Tuition Assistance.

  • Active Duty Military interested in using Tuition Assistance benefits should contact their base Education Office and coordinate payment by emailing masters@dce.ufl.edu.
  • The UF V.A. office must also be involved to coordinate the benefits and payment. Please contact them at VAcounselor@ufl.edu or 352-294-2948.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.