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Tuition and Costs for Graduate Students

What You Need to Know

Financial aid may be available for those degree-seeking graduate students seeking assistance. Once you have applied and been accepted to a graduate program, our office will be notified so we can begin to prepare your aid for the upcoming year.

Explore this page to find the current tuition and costs, as well as budget and billing and payment information.

Graduate Tuition Costs 2024-25

2024-25 Graduate Tuition Costs per Credit Hour

Masters, Arts & Science and Engineering

$1,085

MBA, MFN, MPAC

$1,145

MBAN

$1,225

MBAN Online

$1,460

PhD Biology, Engineering and CPS

$1,180

PhD Religious Studies

$905

Masters, Religious Studies, Fall and Spring

$750

Masters, Religious Studies, Summer 2024

$520

MPA

$750

English (Teaching Track only)

$735

Masters, Music Therapy

$845

Bachelor plus Masters (BPM)

$750


2024-25 School of Education and Health Sciences (SEHS) Tuition Costs

Masters per credit hour

$730

Education Specialists Program per credit hour

$890

PhD per credit hour

$950

Online courses for full-time Catholic Educators and Lalanne Students Professional Development Workshop

$375

Professional Development Workshop

$205

Professional Development Workshop - UD provided instructor

$230

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) tuition

$13,050

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) lab, clinicals, research and board exam prep

$150

Physician Assistant

Cost Per Cohort

Health Care & Counseling Center Charge per semester - PA and DPT only

$79

Dietetics and Nutrition - Masters Program per credit hour

$775


2024-25 UD/2U Online Graduate Programs per Credit Hour (Starting July 2024)

MSE, PL - Masters of Education - Principal

$1,175

EdD - Leadership for Organizations

$1,470

ABA - Applied Behavioral Analysis

$1,405

2024-25 Miscellaneous Graduate Charges

Audit Rate per credit hour (rounded to next dollar)

1/2 regular rate

University Charge per semester

$25

Late Registration Charge ($25 per week)

$75 max

Credit by Examination (EM credit) per credit hour

$35

Graduation Charge

$90


Costs and Budgets

Direct charges for tuition, fees, housing (University-owned) and meal plan rates are set on an annual basis by the University. Variable expenses such as books, supplies, and personal spending allowances are set by the Office of Financial Aid and are based on average student expenses and federal guidelines. These allowances are listed below. The combined direct charges and variable expenses create the Cost of Attendance budget for each program.

The annual Cost of Attendance budget, which can be viewed on Porches once enrolled, reflects average cost of attendance figures and determines the maximum amount of financial aid that a student can receive. Included in these budgets are commonly accepted educational expense allowances for items such as tuition, fees, books, supplies and personal spending in accordance with federal regulations. Generally, graduate students' eligibility is determined over an academic year, Fall/Spring/Summer semesters. Graduate programs that follow a quarter system are split over Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring.

Yearly Expense Allowances for Personal Expenses, Books and Supplies

Graduate Personal, Books and Supplies

Program

Personal Spending

Books and Supplies

Masters, Arts & Science and Engineering 

$4,500

$750

MBA, MFin, MPAcc, MBAN-Master in Business Analytics 

$4,500

$750

PhD Biology and Engineering 

$4,500

$750

PhD Religious Studies 

$4,500

$750

Masters, Religious Studies

$4,500

$750

MPA 

$4,500

$750

English (Teaching Track only) 

$4,500

$750

Masters, Music Therapy 

$4,500

$750


SEHS Personal, Books and Supplies

Program

Personal Spending 

Books and Supplies

Masters

$3,000

$1,500

Education Specialists Program 

$3,000

$1,500

PhD 

$3,000

$1,500

Online courses for full-time Catholic Educators and Lalanne students

 

$3,000

 

$1,500

Professional Development Workshop

$3,000

$1,500

Professional Development Workshop - UD provided instructor

$3,000

$1,500

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) 

$19,500

$2,250

Physician Assistant

$19,500

$2,250

Dietetics and Nutrition - Masters Program 

$3,000

$1,500


Online (2U) Personal, Books and Supplies

Program

Personal Spending

Books and Supplies

MBA - Masters in Business Administration 

$3,000

$2,000

MBAN - Masters in Business Analytics 

$3,000

$2,000

MSE, PL - Masters of Education - Principal 

$3,000

$1,500

EdD - Doctor of Education 

$3,000

$1,500

ABA - Applied Behavioral Analysis 

$3,000

$1,500


Billing and Payment

The Office of Student Accounts is responsible for the billing and payment process for all students. Each student has a student account, which summarizes all charges and payments made for University services. The transactions in this account accumulate over the entire enrollment period at the University of Dayton.

For students who prefer to pay their balance due over the course of the term, the Office of Student Accounts currently offers the UD Payment Option.

E-refunding is now the preferred method for refunding Financial Aid excesses to our students. To complete the one-time setup for this option, follow the instructions found on the Office of Student Accounts' homepage.

Remember that adjustments to your schedule may affect your charges and aid so be sure to talk with a financial aid counselor before dropping a course (or courses). Learn more about the University's refund policy.