At O’Neill, we understand that world-class, advanced legal degrees are expensive. Our goal is to admit and enroll the best students from around the world, and we advise and guide students in identifying sources of funding to help cover tuition and living expenses. 

How much does the LL.M. program cost?

The tuition rate tends to increase slightly each year, and current rates are available here. Tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year is as follows:

  • Full Time: $71,536
  • Part Time: $2,980 per credit hour

Scholarships and Fellowships

Our Global Health Law Scholars program offers a limited number of partial tuition waivers to outstanding LL.M. candidates. Applicants will be selected by a committee based on their (1) academic qualifications in the fields of law/ethics and public health, health policy, health economics, bioethics, or other relevant disciplines; (2) public or private sector work experience on global or domestic health law issues, and (3) demonstrated potential for excellence within the field of global health law. Students’ financial needs may also be considered. Preference is given to full-time students.

To apply for the program, indicate your interest in being considered for the scholarship on your LL.M. application form and submit a supplemental essay of 500 words (max) on an issue of health law or policy that is of interest to you, along with a statement of your financial need.

Financial Aid

Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply for financial aid in the form of loans. For more information, please visit the Georgetown Law Financial Aid website.

As part of the student visa application process, international students admitted to Georgetown Law must be able to demonstrate the ability to finance their entire course of study. We encourage international students to begin the search for financing as early in the process as possible by exploring loan and scholarship options that may be available through your home country’s government or other scholarship organizations.

To further discuss funding your degree program, including opportunities for external scholarships and grants, please contact Jennifer Alexander, health law programs operations manager, at ja1411@georgetown.edu.

Cost-of-living expenses

Full-time, single students living in the Washington, D.C. area can expect living expenses for nine months to be approximately $30,105 in 2021. Please note that these figures are not a financial aid budget. These amounts are an estimate of costs to help you in planning for your educational and living expenses. See more cost estimates here.