The graduate certificate program is a self-sustaining, fee-based program charged on a cost per credit basis. Tuition is the same regardless of citizenship status or Washington state residency. Payment is processed through UW Professional & Continuing Education, a part of the UW Continuum College.

To learn more about fee-based programs offered at the University of Washington, visit the UW fee-based programs Q&A.

Tuition rates

2024-25 academic year cost per credit is $950 USD.

The program curriculum requires students to complete 18 credits. Students study part time and enroll in two classes each quarter (autumn, winter, and spring), taking six credits per quarter, and completing the program in nine months.

Based on the 2024-25 cost per credit tuition rate, students can estimate their expenses:

  • Quarterly cost (six credits): $5,700
  • Total cost of tuition fees to complete the program in nine months: $17,100

Note: Tuition costs listed do not include additional fees or the cost of textbooks and materials. Tuition fees are subject to annual changes. This information is provided solely for estimating the cost of attendance.

Additional fees

In addition to tuition, students are responsible for additional UW required student fees at the beginning of each quarter, estimated at $500 per quarter. Fees are determined by campus: view UW Bothell student fees. Graduate students in our fee-based programs also pay a quarterly Professional & Continuing Education (PCE) registration fee.

Course fees vary and are viewable in the students MyUW account, and do not include costs for materials such as textbooks, additional course fees, or software.


Students in all fee-based programs are ineligible for the state employee tuition exemption program, institutional tuition waivers or the Undergraduate/Graduate University Grant programs, including the Husky Promise program.

Employer educational assistance

Some employers will cover all or part of the cost of a professional education. Check with your employer to see if they offer educational assistance.