Biomedical Writing, MS, Certificates - Costs & Financial Aid

A USciences education just became more affordable

In the fall of 2018, the tuition and fees based on your program of study will be frozen at the 2017-2018 level as listed below, and will stay at that level for the remainder of your time at USciences.

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.

Tuition Discounts for Organization Members

  • Members of Drug Information Association (DIA) will receive a discount for MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business, the MS in Health Policy, and the MS in Biomedical Writing.  More Information
  • Members of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) will receive a discount for the MBA in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business an the MS in Biomedical Writing. More Information

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, and new graduate students in the following certificate programs: Marketing Writing, Regulatory Writing, Pharmaceutical Business, Pharmaceutical Marketing, Finance, and Health Education and Communication.

Funding: Each student will receive an award amount that reduces per registered credit hour costs to $1000. This award will remain in effect for the duration of the student's program.

For information about this fellowship opportunity contact Graduate Admissions at

Costs for Students Entering Fall 2018

Tuition and Fees †

$1,676/credit*, billed each semester
* Kathleen Mayes Graduate Fellowship to reduce tuition rate to $1,000 per credit

University-sponsored Student Health Insurance – Plan Premium * ^


Room and Board *

$15,738 (estimated based on double room occupancy for fall and spring)

† Tuition and Fees for these students are frozen at this level for duration of their program

* Room, board and health insurance costs are subject to change annually. Amounts shown are 2017-18 costs.

^ Enrollment required of all full-time students without equivalent health insurance coverage.

The University Administration reserves the right to make changes in tuition, fees, and room and board charges.

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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