Graduate Cost & Aid

As a graduate student, you will most likely assume greater financial responsibility for your degree than you may have for your undergraduate degree. Several financial aid options are available to help you finance your education, so you can breathe easy and focus on what’s most important—earning your degree.

Graduate students must be admitted to a graduate degree program to be considered for graduate-level funding. Awards are based on full-time enrollment in graduate-level courses (not undergraduate). Full time for graduate students is 8 credits; half time is 6 credits.

Depending on the courses taken, you may also be assessed a personal property or service charge.

Program Tuition Per Credit
Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Leadership $717.37
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice $514.80
Master of Business Administration (MBA) $728.35
Master of Health Administration (MHA) $650.00
Master of Science and Specialist in Educational Leadership $535.60
Master of Science and Specialist in School Psychology $573.41
Master of Science in Athletic Training $514.80
Master of Science in Counseling $572.00
Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction $535.60
Master of Science in Nursing $625.87
Master of Science in Social Work $650.00
Master of Science in Special Education $525.38
Master of Science in Speech & Language Pathology $559.99

Graduate Student Financial Aid

We are committed to providing you the best financial aid package possible for your graduate program. If you need assistance completing your financial aid application, please contact the Office of Scholarship and Financial Aid.

Graduate Assistantships

A graduate assistantship provides real-world experience working with faculty in your academic discipline while helping to meet your college expenses. Learn more about Graduate Student Assistantships.

Graduate Student Scholarships

MSUM offers graduate scholarships for current and incoming students. Students can apply for university scholarships through the online scholarship application October 1-February 1.

The Office of Scholarship & Financial Aid also keeps a list of external scholarship opportunities that have been submitted to MSUM. Make sure to take a look at the list and see if there is anything you qualify to receive.

Students applying to the Infuse Mental Health Project Grant need to be accepted in either the school psychology or school counseling full masters’ programs.

  • Students need to be enrolled in at least 6 credits in the semester they apply.
  • Upon admission to the program, students will be provided with information on requirements, directions to apply, and application deadlines for the grant.
  • Students are not guaranteed to be accepted on the grant and must reapply every semester they wish to receive grant funds.
  • Students will be notified whether they are accepted or not prior to the next semester start date.
  • The grant is only available for Fall and Spring semester.
  • Students receiving the grant must sign a service agreement form and agree to all requirements of the grant.

This scholarship is awarded to graduate students who are enrolled in at least 3 credits and demonstrate financial need. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Financial need is determined through the FAFSA. If you have not completed a FAFSA already, you can do so at 

Please attach responses to the following two questions.

  1. Need: Describe this scholarship’s impact on your ability to successfully complete your program (e.g.: access, diversity, financial). (Maximum of 150 words)
  2. Engagement and Service to your profession and community: Describe how your degree could impact your professional community and your community at large. (Maximum of 150 words)

This scholarship is awarded to students who are pursuing a Master's Degree in Business Administration. Preference will be given to a female student.

No additional requirements are needed.

This scholarship is awarded to graduate students who are majors of programs within the College of Education and Human Services. Students must be taking six (6) credits a semester with a minimum GPA of 3.25.

No additional requirements are needed.


Graduate Studies Financial Aid & Application