Tirimbina, Costa Rica

Tuition and Funding


MSP students will register for 8 credits each Fall/Winterim and Spring Semesters, and 6 credits each Summer Semester.
UWM tuition rates for in-state, out-of-state, and Minnesota reciprocity

International students should contact the Center for International Education for additional financial requirements, including Proof of Funding.

Scholarships and Fellowships

The MSP program has limited resources to financially support its students. While assistantships and internal scholarships may be available, these opportunities are limited. Students are strongly advised to seek support independently and to begin exploring opportunities as early as possible. A good place to start is UWM's Graduate School, which maintains a database of external funding opportunities. The Center for International Education also has a few resources on external funding opportunities for international students. Additionally:

  • UWM's Financial Aid Office can provide information on financial aid, including loans, scholarships, military benefits, etc.*
  • The Graduate School awards Advanced Opportunity Program fellowships annually. All applicants and continuing MSP students who qualify may apply for nomination. Only continuing MSP students will be nominated for Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowships.*
  • MSP scholarships may be available. Application materials must be received by January 11th to be considered for MSP scholarships.

*Applicants are advised to check with the Financial Aid Office and Graduate School about their deadlines and requirements for aid and scholarships.


Teaching assistantships may be available to select students. Project assistantships may also be available. Application materials, including an Assistantship Application must be received by January 11th to be considered for these opportunities.

Research Assistantships may be available at UWM, but are not arranged through the MSP. RA opportunities are available directly through faculty members working on various grant-funded research projects. Students must contact faculty members directly to learn about these opportunities.

UWM's guidelines on assistantships