Tuition & Aid


Estimated Cost of Attendance (2023-2024)

Direct Costs
Tuition $40,000
Health Insurance Premium $2,809
Fees* $681
Indirect Costs**
Room & Board $12,000
Books and Supplies $800
Personal Expenses $2,000

* Fees included: Graduate Student Association Fee, Student Organizations Fund, Honor Council, and Health Services Fee (no spouses)

** Indirect living costs will vary for each MGA student. However, these figures are meant to provide estimates for what students can expect to pay per year for 12-month occupancy.


Rice University's Master of Global Affairs provides limited funding opportunities to competitive students selected for the following opportunities.

Fulbright Foreign Student Program & Laspau Scholarship
Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship
Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
Yellow Ribbon Program from the US Department of Veterans Affairs

International students should apply for awards offered by their governments or by governmental and private agencies in the United States or elsewhere.

U.S. Students may consider the following sources of aid:

Please note: The deadlines for many scholarships sponsored by private organizations are often in October or November of the year before a student intends to matriculate.