Biomedical Writing, MS, Certificates - Costs & Financial Aid

Institutional Funding

A USciences education is a long-term investment, and institutional funding may help offset the cost of your degree. Our knowledgeable Financial Aid Office staff members are here to help you with the process and discuss your options.

Kathleen Mayes Graduate Fellowship

Purpose of Fellowship: Established in 2016 by Dr. Kathleen Mayes, P’76, PharmD’78, former Interim President of USciences, this fellowship is intended to support graduate students in their pursuit of select master’s and PhD degree or certificate programs.

Eligibility: New graduate students in Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Writing, Chemistry, Health Psychology, Pharmacognosy and the MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business.

Funding: Each student will receive an award amount that reduces per registered credit hour cost to $1000.

For information about this fellowship opportunity contact Graduate Admissions at graduate@usciences.eduClick here for information about institutional funding that may be available.


Investing in a high-quality, high-value USciences education is the first step to a successful career in one of today’s most in-demand science and healthcare professions. That value is evident in the successful outcomes of our graduates–who are proven everywhere they go.

It helps to understand the value of a USciences education when you understand the cost of attendance, which consists of both direct and indirect costs. Direct costs are those that will appear on your USciences tuition bill, and are required to be paid to the University, such as tuition, fees, housing and meal plan costs, and health insurance if applicable. Indirect costs include expenses for which you are not billed by USciences but are still necessary and will vary, such as books, supplies, transportation, personal costs, and off-campus room and meal expenses.

Direct Costs

2017-18 Academic Year

Tuition and Fees

$1,676 per credit*
* Kathleen Mayes Graduate Fellowship to reduce tuition rate to $1000 per credit

Health Insurance

$1,993 (covers August 1, 2017-July 31, 2018)
*Required if you do not provide proof of minimum health insurance coverage.

Scholarships & Financial Assistance

Leon Leopold Benau Scholarship

This scholarship was established to provide financial support to a Master’s student or students in good academic standing and in financial need in the Biomedical Writing program; to cover the cost of one credit either to graduate or for life/qualifying test credit in the program. For more information about this scholarship please contact the Biomedical Writing Program Director.

Graduate Assistant positions

More details are available on this site.  Assignments for a graduate assistant within the Biomedical Writing program are determined by the program director. Past graduate assistants have worked projects pertaining to social media or were offered positions as a graduate tutor within the Writing Center.

Professional Association Discounts

Tuition discount are available for members of the  American Medical Writers Association and Drug Information Association.

More Information

If you would like further information on how to finance your degree, staff within the Financial Aid office are available to discuss the options available to graduate students. Information specific to graduate students is also available here.


Danny A. Benau, PhD


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