What Will Grad School Cost?


Graduate school is a challenging, fun, rigorous, and rewarding experience. You’ll learn new ideas and skills, develop an incredible network of friends and colleagues, and position yourself for career success. This educational investment also entails a significant commitment of time, effort, and financial resources.

Here are some program costs to consider:

Tuition and Fees - Fall 2017 / Spring 2018

In-State
Semester:         $8,044
Year:               $16,087

New England Region*
Semester:       $13,887
Year:              $27,373

Out-of-State
Semester:      $16,345
Year:              $32,690

In addition to tuition and fees, there is a one-time $357 enrollment fee, a $275 continuous enrollment fee for subsequent semesters, and a $34.50/semester Graduate Student Senate Tax. There is also a fee if you opt for the University’s health care plan, but if you already have health care this can be waived. The full tuition and fee table is available here.  The one-time, optional and other fees schedule is here.

Students should also allot $700 - $1,400 per month in living and personal expenses.

* More information on the New England Region tuition reduction can be found here.

Financing
To help fund graduate education we encourage students to apply for outside scholarships and fellowships. Financial assistance is also available through the University's financial aid services.

As a 1-year professional program we do not offer Teaching or Research Assistantships. The intensive pace makes it difficult for students to take on outside TA commitments. In addition, the professional orientation of the program means there is no required research component, thus we do not have RA positions.

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