Master of Science in Threat and Response Management

Tuition, Fees, and Aid

Estimated Costs

The total listed here is an estimated total of the tuition and fees for the Master of Science in Threat and Response Management degree. This total may change based on adjustments to tuition rates or other fees. Tuition and fees displayed are for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Estimated Total Tuition and Fees $58,080
Per Course $4,840
Boot Camp Fee (optional) $495
Non-refundable Enrollment Deposit $250
Lifetime Transcript Fee $75
Service fee or any tuition or fees paid by credit card 3%

*Tuition does not include books, computer equipment, software licensing fees, or living expenses. Visit the Cost of Attendance page on the Financial Aid website for more information on estimated living expenses. Tuition is expected to increase 2-4% per year.

Financial Aid

Students who maintain a two course per quarter schedule are eligible to receive student loans to finance their education. 

We have administrative systems in place to assist students in applying for financial aid upon admission to programs. 

To understand the types of financial assistance available and to gather additional information, please visit the Graduate Aid page.
For information and assistance with employer tuition benefits, please visit the Bursar's website.


Alumni Scholarship

The Alumni Scholar program gives Master of Science in Threat and Response Management graduates the opportunity to continue their education by returning to their program to take additional courses at a significant discount. > Learn more about the Alumni Scholarship.

To be eligible for the Alumni Scholar program, you must be a graduate of the MSc in Threat and Response Management program. As an Alumni Scholar, you are eligible to take classes in the MScTRM program. You cannot take discounted courses in other programs. Alumni Scholars have full access to University of Chicago Library resources and will have an active CNetID and university ID card during the terms they are registered for classes. Alumni Scholars are also eligible for student health insurance programs. Priority enrollment is given to students who are currently completing their degree. Course registration for Alumni Scholars will open after University Registration week. Alumni Scholars must complete any required pre-requisites before enrolling in a course. Tuition Cost: $2,500 per course Tuition may be subject to increase in future academic years. How To Apply To become an Alumni Scholar, you need to complete a short application. Applications will be approved by the MScTRM Program Director. Applications are approved on a rolling basis.


Winter 2021 (January 4 – March 20, 2021)

  • Deadline for Alumni Scholar applications: December 28, 2020

Spring 2021 (March 29 - June 12, 2021)

  • Deadline for Alumni Scholar applications: March 22, 2021

Emerging Leaders in Emergency Preparedness Scholarship

The Emerging Leaders in Emergency Preparedness Scholarships recognize outstanding applicants to the MScTRM program who demonstrate the potential to become leaders in emergency management and would benefit from financial support to complete the program.

To be considered, applicants must:

  • Submit a completed application to the Master of Science in Threat and Response Management program by the Early Decision Deadline. View the How to Apply page for current dates.
  • Complete scholarship application form included in the program application, outlining sources of financial support.

Conditions of Award

  • Multiple scholarships may be awarded each year
  • The value of each award may vary depending on the quality of applications
  • The admissions committee will consider both merit and financial need
  • The scholarship can only be used for tuition to complete the MScTRM program and will be applied automatically to the students’ accounts
  • The scholarship is only available to students in their first year of the program, and will be disbursed evenly over the autumn, winter, and spring quarters. Funds will not be provided in year two of the program
  • Students must maintain an average GPA of 3.0 to continue receiving the scholarship
  • Students may hold the scholarship in conjunction with other scholarships, awards and federal aid/loans
  • The University of Chicago reserves the right to not award scholarships should no suitable candidates apply

The Yellow Ribbon Program

The Master of Science in Threat and Response Management is proud to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. United States military veterans are encouraged to take advantage of this program.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Other scholarships may be available. Please contact for more information.