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2023-2024 Tuition Rates

Tuition rates and fees for the next academic year are submitted to the UW Regents who usually finalize rates just prior to the start of the school year.

GCPD Tuition & Fees for 2023-2024

Students enrolled in the Graduate Coordinated Program in Dietetics complete both a degree (MPH, MS, or PhD) and prepare to become a registered dietitian. The fees below reflect the course of study for the first two years. All master’s level students are required to complete a thesis or capstone which may be incorporated into existing quarters. Some students require at least one quarter beyond the Practice Experience to complete the thesis/capstone. The time to completion of the thesis/capstone is under the student’s control. Doctoral students complete a dissertation and additional PhD requirements.

Tuition and Fees – First Year

Washington State Resident

DescriptionMPHMS or PhD
Autumn quarter$8,317$7,107
Winter quarter$8,317$7,107
Spring quarter$8,317$7,107
Year One Total$24,951$21,321


QuarterMPHMS or PhD
Autumn $14,202$12,144
Winter $14,202$12,144
Spring $14,202$12,144
Year One Total$42,606$36,432

Tuition and Fees – Second Year

Washington State Resident

DescriptionMPHMS or PhD
*Autumn quarter$8,317$7,170
**Supervised practice NUTR 561, 10 UW-PCE credits/quarter & fees: winter, spring, summer $8,254/quarter$8,254/quarter
Year Two Total$33,079$31,932


DescriptionMPHMS or PhD
*Autumn quarter$14,202$12,144
**Supervised practice NUTR 561, 10 UW-PCE credits/quarter & fees: winter, spring, summer $8,254/quarter$8,254/quarter
Year Two Total$38,964$36,906

UW rates are subject to change. See the UW Office of Planning & Budgeting website for the most up to date information.

*Amount reflects 2023-2024 tuition rate. Tuition rates are updated in the summer.

* *Tuition for the Practice Experience is through the UW Office of Professional Continuing Education (UW-PCE) with no distinction for tiers or residency. The 2023-2024 cost is: $782/credit; registration fee: $55; other fees: $429.  Tuition & Fees (tech, registration, S&A, and UPASS) are subject to change.  Fee calculation does not include student insurance, if applicable.

GCPD Year One Coursework

Estimated tuition for the first year of the GCPD is shown in the table above.  The most current information is available from the UW website. Note tuition and fees are subject to change. Consult the UW website for updates.

GCPD Year Two Practice Experience

During year two, students register for 10 hours of UW PCE credit (NUTR 561).  UW PCE tuition is due only during Winter, Spring, and Summer of year two, even though students are completing some program requirements during the preceding summer and fall quarters.

Additional Program Fees

UW application fee
SOPHAS application fee for MPH applicants
Background check (one-time fee)$50-$100
Liability insurance (second year)$35-$40
Health fee (annual)$130
Academy Student Membership (annual)$58
Food worker's card $10
ServSafe Manager Certificate $60-$120

The number and cost of textbooks required in the GCPD courses will vary. The student should anticipate spending approximately $100 – $120 per course in texts and course syllabus materials.

Students are required to attend the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting during their second year. Student registration fees are approximately $110 for one day. The location of this meeting varies but may be outside the Greater Seattle area and therefore students may need to pay for overnight lodging and arrange for transportation. Information on the meeting is available on the WSAND website.

Students are required to have access to personal transportation for some rotation sites and/or GCPD events.

Some sites require an additional background, drug and/or finger printing screening (Cost ~$60). The student will be responsible for covering this cost.

Washington State Residency Requirements

Refer to information explaining Washington state residency on the University of Washington residency website.