Tuition cost

Tuition* $6,000
Optional field course $2,000

Tuition includes:

  •   Four 8-week online courses
  •   One yearlong capstone project course
  •   Unlimited access to all online course materials
  •   Technology use and other service fees
  •   Support from mentors throughout the program
  •   Weekly face-to-face online interaction with experts
  •   Personalized expert advice on course work

*Limited partial scholarships are available on a competitive basis to offset the cost of attendance.

Optional field course includes:

  •   Week-long immersion experience in the tropics
  •   All course materials, site visits, field exercises and facilitated teamwork
  •   Room, board and transportation in the country where field course takes place
  •   It does not cover travel cost to the country where field course takes place or visa fees


Partial scholarships are available on a competitive basis. Scholarship awards cover between 25-75% of the tuition fee – please note that we do not offer full-tuition scholarships. Priority will be given to applicants who demonstrate the ability to apply what they learn during the program to concrete projects in the tropics. 

Admission decisions are made independent of scholarship requests. To be considered for a scholarship, please complete the scholarship application section while submitting your application.

We strongly encourage applicants to explore additional options for funding their tuition, including asking for employer support and searching for professional development grants.