Tirimbina, Costa Rica

Tuition and Funding


MSP students will register for 8-9 credits each Fall and Spring Semester, and 6 credits each Summer Semester. UWM tuition rates.

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 not guaranteed. To be considered for a scholarship, your completed application must be received by January 1st. Students are strongly advised to seek support independently and to begin exploring opportunities as early as possible. Resources and opportunities available at UWM include: 

  • The Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP) fellowship for students who are under-represented in graduate study or otherwise disadvantaged.* To be considered for a nomination, a complete AOP application must be submitted by the MSP application deadline.
  • The Milwaukee Idea Economic Development (MIED) fellows program, which connects returning Peace Corps or Americorps volunteers with a Milwaukee community development organization.*
  • The UWM Financial Aid Office can provide information on financial aid, including loans, scholarships, military benefits, etc. Staff at Financial Aid can also discuss tuition payment plans with students, if available.

*Applicants are advised to contact the units administering the fellowships directly to learn about application requirements.


Teaching or project assistantships may be available. Application materials, including an Assistantship Application must be received by January 1st to be considered for these opportunities.

Research Assistantships may be available at UWM, but most 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.