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Resident Tuition, Fee and Tax Rates for
Fall Semester 2020 and Spring Semester 2021

Students are assessed tuition and fees each semester on the basis of their level, class, residency status, and number of credits carried. Tuition is assessed on a per credit-hour basis except for graduate-professional students who are assessed on a semester basis and selected masters program students who are assessed on a semester, annual, or program basis. Units are listed below in footnote 1.

Lifelong Education students are not assessed Student Taxes. Lifelong Education students in certain online courses may be assessed additional tuition fees of up to 150 per credit hour which are not reflected below.

NOTE: Certain courses may be assessed additional section fees, such as certain kinesiology courses, that are not reflected in the Tuition, Fees, and Student Voted Taxes tables below. Further information regarding additional section fees can be found in the Schedule of Courses in the course description content.

Graduate Students

TUITION (per credit-hour basis) RESIDENT
Core/Professional and Other Units
Masters $785.75
Masters - College of Engineering 875.75
Doctoral 785.75
Doctoral - College of Engineering 875.75
Graduate Certification 785.75
Graduate Lifelong Education 785.75
Law - Non Degree 1400.00
Law - Non Degree (Audit) 700.00

1 Core units: Arts and Letters, Natural Science, Social Science, University Undergraduate Division, Lyman Briggs, James Madison, Residential College in Arts & Humanities, and Communication Arts & Sciences.
Professional and Other units: Nursing, Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Eli Broad, Education, Music, Engineering, Osteopathic Medicine, and Human Medicine.

SPECIAL PROGRAM FEES (per credit-hour basis) RESIDENT
Education Specialists & Doctoral Programs $818.75
M.A. & M.S. in the College of Education 818.75
M.S. in Accounting 989.75
Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) in Intellectual Property, Information, and Communications Law 950.00
Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) in the American Legal System 1215.00
Master of Laws (LL.M) in American Legal System 1215.00
Master of Laws (L.M.) in Intellectual Property, Information and Communications Law 1215.00
Master of Legal Studies (MLS) 1215.00

Online Accounting Graduate Certicate $950.00
On-line Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Biomedical Laboratory Operations Masters 785.75
On-line Criminal Justice Masters (includes Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis and Judicial Administration programs) 774.00
On-line Education Masters 897.50
On-line Educational Psychology and Educational Technology Hybrid PhD 1234.50
On-line Electrical & Computer Engineering Masters 995.00
On-line Family Community Services Masters through Great Plains IDEA 580.00
On-line Food Safety Masters 838.00
On-line Foreign Language Teaching Masters 700.00
On-line Global Food Law (LL.M. and M.J) 950.00
On-line Global Health Masters 890.00
On-line Global Health Graduate Certificate 890.00
Online Healthcare Management Masters 950.00
On-line Human Resource Management & Development Graduate Certificate 1,090.00
On-line Integrative Pharmacology Masters 874.00
On-line Leadership & Managing Teams Graduate Certificate 1,090.00
On-line Management, Strategy and Leadership Masters 1,090.00
On-line Mechanical Engineering Masters 995.00
On-line Nutrition and Dietetics Masters 785.75
On-line Packaging Masters 992.00
On-line Pharmacology & Toxicology Masters 874.00
On-line Pharmacology & Toxicology Graduate Certificate 874.00
On-line Public Health Masters 660.00
On-line Public Health Graduate Certificate 660.00
On-line Program Evaluation Masters 750.00
On-line Program Evaluation Graduate Certificate 750.00
On-line Nursing M.S.N. and D.N.P./CNS 838.50
On-line Clinical Nurse Specialist Graduate Certification 838.50
On-line Strategic Management Graduate Certificate 1,090.00
On-line Supply Chain Management Masters - Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 Cohort 1,800.00
On-line Youth Development Graduate Certificate through Great Plains IDEA 580.00
On-line Youth Development Masters through Great Plains IDEA 580.00

Teacher Certification Internship Year (based on 12 credits) $8,046
Broad MBA 16,549
College of Law (Juris Doctorate) 10-17 credits. * 20,520
* Per credit of $1,400 for less than 10 credits, or additional $1,400 per credit for any credits over 17
Human & Osteopathic Medicine 15,656
Human & Osteopathic Medicine Extended Medical Curriculum 10,443
Human & Osteopathic Medicine - Medical Scientist Training Program 10,820
Human Medicine (M.D.)/MBA Joint Degree (Begin year 1 with MBA Course) 17,349
Human Medicine (M.D.)/MBA Joint Degree (Students Complete 2 years of M.D. before entering joint Degree) 18,558
Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.)/MBA Joint Degree 18,196
Veterinary Medicine 15,814
Veterinary Medicine Clinical Year - Fall & Spring 13,984
Veterinary Medicine Clinical Year - Summer 9,907
Veterinary Medicine - Medical Scientist Training Program 10,197

SPECIAL PROGRAM FEES - (applies to entire program) RESIDENT
Executive MBA Program $80,000
MS in Business Analytics 36,000
MS in Finance 42,990
MS in Marketing Research 28,560
M.S.N. Nursing Anesthesia (CRNA) Program - Spring 2019 Cohort 59,920
D.N.P. Nursing Anesthesia (CRNA) Program - Summer 2019 Cohort 73,502
D.N.P. Nursing Anesthesia (CRNA) Program - Summer 2020 Cohort 76,442
D.N.P. Nursing Anesthesia (CRNA) Program - Summer 2021 Cohort TBD

COGS Tax - all graduate students in degree programs $11.00
COMS Tax - all graduate professional medical students 1.50
FM Radio Tax - all degree students 3.00
State News Tax - all degree students with 6 or more credit hours 7.50

Financial Aid Awards

Those students who have applied and who are eligible for financial assistance should be aware that increases in educational costs have been provided for in their financial aid awards. For further information, students should contact the Office of Financial Aid, by phone, email, in person (Student Services Building, 556 E. Circle Dr Rm 252), or through their web site at

Important Note

The University reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, and rates for fees, deposits, tuition, and housing.  Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

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