An Online Master’s degree in Computer and Information Technology is an excellent investment in your future. At Penn, our MCIT Online program offers exceptional impact at a substantially lower cost than many other options, and federal grant and loan programs are available for US citizens. 

Many students continue working full time during the program, taking advantage of the flexibility of our online, part-time programming. 


Tuition and fees for MCIT Online are based on course units. You will complete a total of 10 course units during the program, paying each semester based on the number of courses you are taking. You may also need to purchase textbooks or supplies.

2022–23 Academic Year Costs*

Tuition$3,200 per course unit
Online services fees$140 per course unit

*Tuition and fees are posted as a guide and will be adjusted on a yearly basis.

Enrollment Deposit:

The $300 deposit you paid when you submitted your enrollment form is non-refundable. A $300 credit will be applied to your account after the add/drop deadline has passed. This $300 credit will be applied to the tuition bill for the next semester that you register for courses.

Financial Aid

Online students who are enrolled in at least two courses are eligible to apply for federal student loans. Eligibility for international students depends on their status.

Starting with the Fall 2022 cohort, incoming MCIT Online students will be eligible to apply for our Dean’s Master’s Scholarship. We also invite you to explore our list of additional funding sources for graduate students

Payment Options

We offer several options to help you finance your education, including a plan that lets you spread your payments out over time. For more information, visit our Student Registration & Financial Services website.

We also encourage you to explore tuition reimbursement programs through your employer. If you’re a Penn employee or a dependent of one, you may be eligible for employee tuition remission benefits