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 $689.78
Master of Arts in Criminal Justice $495.00
Master of Business Administration (MBA) $700.34
Master of Business Administration with Healthcare Management $700.34
Master of Health Administration (MHA) $625.00
Master of Science and Specialist in Educational Leadership $515.00
Master of Science and Specialist in School Psychology $551.36
Master of Science in Accounting and Finance (MSAF) $673.41
Master of Science in Athletic Training $495.00
Master of Science in Counseling $550.00
Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction $515.00
Master of Science in Nursing $601.80
Master of Science in Social Work $625.00
Master of Science in Special Education $505.17
Master of Science in Speech & Language Pathology $538.45
Master of Science in Teaching English as a Second Language $485.74

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.

Who Can Apply:

  • Any current or newly admitted graduate student enrolled in a master’s, specialist, or doctoral program at Minnesota State University Moorhead.
  • Currently enrolled in three graduate credits
  • Financial need is determined by the FAFSA. If you have not completed a FAFSA already, you can do so at FAFSA results must be received by the scholarship deadline date.
  • Currently in Good academic standing (GPA 3.0 or higher). The undergraduate GPA will be used if the student is a newly admitted Graduate Student and does not yet have graduate credits towards a GPA.

*Please note that scholarships will apply toward tuition in the following academic year - Fall and Spring semesters.

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 designated for students who will be properly enrolled in Master of Business Administration. Preference will be given to a female student.

Attach a copy of your current transcript or DARS (both available on eServices for MSUM students).

Graduate students who are majors of programs within the College of Education and Human Services. Must be taking six (6) credits a semester with a minimum GPA of 3.25.

No additional requirements needed


Graduate Studies Financial Aid & Application