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Master of Applied Science (MAS)

Application Fee Waiver Requirements

How to Submit an Application Fee Waiver

A limited number of application fee waivers are available for applicants to one of the Master of Applied Science (MAS) programs. Prospective students who do not meet eligibility criteria in one of the categories outlined below may request an application fee waiver with justification. Applicants may request a fee waiver by emailing Morgan Fredericks at with subject line “SOPHAS Application Fee Waiver for MAS Program".

Please note fee waivers must be issued before submitting your application. We cannot retroactively issue reimbursements to those who have already paid the application fee.

The deadline to submit a fee waiver request and documentation is May 31, 2024.

Applicants are Eligible for an Application Fee Waiver for:

  • *Documented financial hardship
  • Referred by an MAS alumnus or current student
  • Employed by:
    • SOURCE CBO (Community-based organizations) Partners
    • FDA (Food and Drug Administration)
    • Hospital or healthcare organization located in:
                - Maryland
                - Washington, DC
                - Virginia
                - Pennsylvania
                - New York
                - New Jersey
  • Membership in one of the following organizations:
    • ANA (American Nurses Association)
    • MNA (Maryland Nurses Association)
    • ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives)
    • Esri (Environmental Systems Research Institute)
    • FGDC (Federal Geographic Data Committee)
    • OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium)
    • NACCHO (National Association of County and City Health Officials)
  • Participation in one of the following:
    • ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership
    • IHI Patient Safety Congress
    • Maryland Rural Health Conference
    • Spatial Data Science Conference New York
    • First Mondays - Application Workshops
    • Rise National
    • Canadian Public Health Conference
    • AANP National Conference
    • Rise Population Health summit
    • OPAL Information Session
    • OPAL Spring Panel 

* Financial hardship is defined as earning less than 200% of the poverty level based on your household size. Read the guidelines. Documentation may include a financial award letter from the college you currently attend or a copy of your FAFSA or Student
Aid Report (SAR). Please redact all social security numbers from the documentation before submitting.