Graduate Tuition and Fees​

Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 Tuition and Fees ​

Tuition rates are released annually each June and are subject to change. Examples below are based on current tuition rates; costs for future semesters may be higher.​

Tuition and Fees for: Master of Biodefense, Global Commerce and Policy, International Security, Organization Development and Knowledge Management, Public Administration, and Public Policy; PhD Biodefense and Public Policy​.

  Tuition/Credit ​ Fees/Credit ​ Total Tuition & Fees/Credit​
In-State* $789 $159.50 $948.50
Out-of-State  $1,620 $159.50 $1,779.50

Tuition and Fees for: Master’s and PhD in Political Science​

  Tuition/Credit ​ Fees/Credit ​ Total Tuition & Fees/Credit​
In-State* $589​ $159.50 $748.50​
Out-of-State  $1,520 $159.50 $1,679.50

Full-time Master's Student Tuition and Fees Example​

Based on a 36-credit program using the tuition rates for master's programs other than Political Science. A full-time credit load is 9 credits per semester. ​

 

Fall 1 
(9 Credits)
Spring 1 
(9 Credits)
Fall 2 
(9 Credits)
Spring 2 
(9 Credits)
Total Tuition
& Fees
In-State*  $8,536.50 + $60
(new student fee) 
 
$8,536.50 $8,536.50 $8,536.50 $34,206
Out-of-State $16,015.50 + $60
(new student fee) 
$16,015.50 $16,015.50 $16,015.50 $64,122

Part-time Master's Student Tuition and Fees Example​

Based on a 36-credit program using the tuition rates for master's programs other than Political Science. A part-time credit load is 6 credits per semester or less. This example shows a 6 credit hour registration load. ​

 

Fall 1
(6 Credits) 

Spring 1
(6 Credits) 
Summer 1 
(3 Credits) 
Fall 2 
(6 Credits) 
Spring 2
(6 Credits)  
Summer 2
(3 Credits) 
Fall 3 
(6 Credits) 
Total Tuition & Fees
In-State*  $5,691 + $60 (new student fee)
 
$5,691 $2,845.50 $5,691 $5,691 $2,845.50 $5,691 $34,206
Out-of-State $10,677 + $60 (new student fee)  $10,677 $5,338.50 $10,677 $10,677 $5,338.50 $10,677 $64,122 

*Masters, certificate, and nondegree students domiciled in D.C. and Maryland may qualify for the Regional Tuition Rate, which is equivalent to the Schar School in-state tuition rate. Please see more information about the DMV Regional Tuition Policy. This policy applies to students starting a Schar School graduate program in the fall 2023 semester or later only. PhD and undergraduate programs are not eligible.

View a full breakdown of tuition vs. fees.