MSHN Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and fees

Information on the program's tuition and fees may be accessed through the Registrar's Office. Tuition is assessed on a per credit basis. Rates are calculated annually and are subject to change. 

Tuition estimate

The following is an example tuition estimate for the MS in Human Nutrition Program using the rate of $810 per credit from the 2023-2024 Tuition & Fee Charges by Term. Credits listed are an estimate of the minimum required for full-time status; students may take on more or less credits. For more information on costs, please see the GPHN Student Handbook for a more comprehensive breakdown of additional costs. Number of credits required for the program and rates for tuition and fees may change each year.

Credits Tuition University Fees (for 4 terms) Total
Total 45 $36,450 $2,332 $38,782

*Estimate only. Actual amounts will vary. This estimate does not include costs for major medical and dental insurance, housing, transportation, books, or living expenses.

Financial aid

All students enrolled in the Graduate Programs in Human Nutrition are eligible to apply for financial aid. More information and application details are available at the Office of Student Financial Aid website.

Student debt counseling

Current and past students of OHSU have access to services through the Student Debt Counseling and Financial Management Program. By helping to mentor and educate students while they are attending OHSU, the Student Debt Management Program strives to help students create their own educational debt management plan so that they have a better understanding of their obligations and options after graduation. 


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation offers a variety of scholarships. Award details and eligibility requirements may be found on the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation site. 

Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: The Oregon Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics typically offers a modest scholarship to an Oregon student(s). Students are nominated by their program faculty and cannot nominate themselves for these awards. 

Center for Diversity and Inclusion: The Center for Diversity and Inclusion also compiles a list of scholarships available to graduate students interested in areas of the health and sciences.

Be Midge's Hero Scholarship: This award is offered to select GPHN students who demonstrate evidence of a personal commitment to a plant-strong, whole foods-based lifestyle, and a sustained interest in promoting this lifestyle in future professional pursuits. Details on the scholarship and how to apply will be sent to current GPHN students while they are in the program. 

Promising Scholar Award: Funded by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at OHSU and the School of Medicine, Promising Scholar Awards are made to outstanding scholars who have been admitted to any graduate program in the School of Medicine that results in a Master’s level degree or Ph.D., and who also show great potential to contribute to the intellectual richness and diversity of the OHSU student community. Students are nominated internally by their Program Directors. The awards are generally for $1,500 and are contingent upon the student accepting OHSU’s offer of admission into a graduate program and their matriculation into the program before a specified deadline each year. These funds are intended to help reimburse moving expenses to Portland, Oregon, but may be used for any purpose. 

GSO Travel Award: GSO Travel Award recognizes outstanding work by OHSU graduate students, and contributes to their professional development by helping fund travel to distant sites for scholarly purposes.

OHSU Global: OHSU Global Student Overseas Travel Award is a competitive award of up to $2,000 to support overseas experiences.

Tartar Trust: Tartar Trust Fellowships are offered annually by the OHSU School of Medicine. An applicant must be a student, fellow, or faculty member in the School of Medicine and be a resident of the State of Oregon. It is intended to be used for supporting research endeavors and research career development in the School of Medicine. The $2,000 award term is a one-year duration (matching the OHSU fiscal year period).

OHSU Provost Excellence Scholarships: OHSU has established a new Provost Excellence Scholarship to help increase the number of students who graduate from a number of our health professional programs and the diversity of our overall student body to 30% by the year 2030. Priority applications will be considered for scholarship funding, OHSU scholarship funding is intended to increase student diversity. To be eligible, students must meet two of the OHSU diversity criteria. These are: racial or ethnic minority underrepresented at OHSU; first-generation college student; history of receiving public support; history of receiving educational support or accommodations; resident of rural Oregon. This information is collected during the application process and those who apply will be automatically considered.