Graduate Admission Cost

Estimated Expenses

This is an estimate of costs based on the 2022-2023 academic year of study (two semesters) for tuition and fees and 9 months of living expenses.

Item Cost
Tuition (9 credit hours/semester) $17,820
Fees (activity and health) $300
Living Expenses $12,196
Other (insurance, personal expenses) $3,440
Total Annual Estimated Expenses $33,756

All applicants applying for an F-1 student visa will be required to show proof of finances for the total estimated expenses above.


Tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year is $990 per credit/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 credit/semester hour to support lab equipment.

Students enrolled in the MS Game Design and Development are charged a one-time $500 lab fee.

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Traditional Graduate Programs 2022-2023

Tuition $990/credit/semester hour
Activity Fee $50/yr. ($25/sem.)

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Tuition $75,000 total ($25,000/year)

Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA)

Tuition $68,000 total (16 Month Program)

Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics Program

Tuition $39,000 total ($19,500/year)

Graduate Student Enrollment Fee

All graduate students admitted to on-campus programs (other than Dietetics, DPT, or EMBA) are required to pay a $100.00 non-refundable enrollment fee to secure a place for the upcoming semester. Your payment must be submitted by August 1 (for fall semester) or December 1 (for spring semester). 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-seeking program.

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. See complete Thesis information.

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.

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 Office of the Registrar. There is a $15.00 late fee assessed for orders made after the indicated deadline.