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Tuition and Expenses


Tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year is $930 per semester hour.

All courses taken in the College of Engineering and Technology are assessed a tuition surcharge of $50.00 per semester hour to support lab equipment. All courses taken in the College of Business are assessed a tuition surcharge of $25.00 per semester hour to support lab equipment.

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Traditional Graduate Programs 2020-2021

Tuition $930/sem. hr.
Activity Fee

$50/yr. ($25/sem.)

Doctor of Physical Therapy — June 2020 Cohort

Tuition $75,000 ($25,000/yr.)

Executive MBA — Fall 2019 Cohort

Tuition $68,000

Master of Science/Dietetic Internship Program — Fall 2020 Cohort

Tuition $19,500 Annually (Two-Year Program)

Estimated Expenses

This is a conservative estimate of costs based on an academic year of study (two semesters) for tuition and fees and 9 months of living expenses.

Tuition (9 credit hours/semester) $16,740
Fees (activity and health) $300
Living Expenses $11,280
Other (insurance, personal expenses) $3,440
Total Annual Estimated Expenses $31,760

All applicants applying for an F-1 student visa will be required to show proof of finances for the total estimated expenses above. See Application Information for international students for information on Bradley University requirements.


  • Graduate Student Enrollment Fee - Any graduate student admitted to an on-campus program is required to pay a $100.00 non-Refundable enrollment fee to secure a place for the incoming semester. Your payment should be submitted by July 1 (for fall semester) or December 1 (for spring semester). If you are admitted after this deadline, your payment is due no later than two weeks from the date posted on your letter. Non-degree students are not required to pay the enrollment fee, but will be required to pay if they wish to change to a degree program.
  • Activity Fee - Graduate students pay a $25.00 activity fee per semester (spring and fall only).
  • Health Fee - All students registering for 7 or more hours will be assessed a $125.00 health fee per semester at the time of registration.
  • Vehicle Registration - Fees for automobile registration for the academic year range from $50.00 for returning part-time students to $200.00 for new full-time students. See Parking Regulations and scroll down to Permit Charges for more information.
  • Thesis Processing Fee - Graduate Students writing a thesis must pay a processing fee of $30.00. This fee, which is subject to change, can be paid on line using a credit card or by check in the Graduate School. See complete Thesis information.
  • Cap, Gown, and Hood Rental - Graduate students electing to participate in commencement and hooding ceremonies must pay the bookstore for cap, gown, and hood rental. Information for students to order their cap and gown is sent to them during the semester they are graduating once they have filed the Graduate Application for Graduation form with the Graduate School. There is a $15.00 late fee assessed for orders made after the indicated deadline.