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Graduate Costs

Oklahoma City University seeks to be transparent when it comes to cost of attendance. The figures below help provide direction for you to plan and prepare for how you will pay for your graduate degree program. 

Costs are broken into two categories: Billable costs and discretionary costs. Billable costs include tuition and fees that will be billed to the student by the university. Discretionary costs^ include housing, food, books, health insurance, transportation and other items that a student may or may not incur a cost for depending on their particular situation.

On this page we provide specific billable costs for each graduate program -- the total tuition and fees you can expect to pay for your program -- as well as estimated discretionary costs that the average student may incur.

Costs are listed for the 2024-25 academic year and are subject to change.

Visit the OCU Office of Financial Aid page for additional details or questions about paying for school.

Master of Arts

Tuition Per Credit Hour$520
General Fees Per Credit Hour$165
Total Program Credit Hours36
Total Program Tuition and Fees$24,660

^Estimated annual cost of attendance (tuition, fees and discretionary costs) for these programs is $36,228. A further explanation of discretionary costs is available at the bottom of this page.

Master of Education

Tuition Per Credit Hour$417
General Fees Per Credit Hour$165
Total Program Credit Hours30
Total Program Tuition and Fees$17,460

^Estimated annual cost of attendance (tuition, fees and discretionary costs) for this program is $30,672. A further explanation of discretionary costs is available at the bottom of this page.

Tuition Per Credit Hour$520
Total Program Credit Hours60
Total Program Tuition and Fees$31,200

^Estimated annual cost of attendance (tuition, fees and discretionary costs) for this program is $33,258. A further explanation of discretionary costs is available at the bottom of this page.

Master of Business Administration

Tuition Per Credit Hour$590
General Fees Per Credit Hour$165
Total Program Credit Hours36
Total Program Tuition and Fees$27,180

^Estimated annual cost of attendance (tuition, fees and discretionary costs) for this program is $32,448. A further explanation of discretionary costs is available at the bottom of this page.

Tuition Per Credit Hour$417
Total Program Credit Hours36
Total Program Tuition and Fees$15,000

^Estimated annual cost of attendance (tuition, fees and discretionary costs) for this program is $28,388. A further explanation of discretionary costs is available at the bottom of this page.

Master of Science

 

Tuition Per Credit Hour$590
General Fees Per Credit Hour$165
Total Program Credit Hours30
Total Program Tuition and Fees$22,650

^Estimated annual cost of attendance (tuition, fees and discretionary costs) for these programs is $32,448. A further explanation of discretionary costs is available at the bottom of this page.

Tuition Per Credit Hour$590
General Fees Per Credit Hour$165
Total Program Credit Hours33
Total Program Tuition and Fees$24,915

^Estimated annual cost of attendance (tuition, fees and discretionary costs) for this program is $32,448. A further explanation of discretionary costs is available at the bottom of this page.

Master of Music

Tuition Per Credit Hour$936
General Fees Per Credit Hour$165
Total Program Credit Hours32
Total Program Tuition and Fees$35,232

^Estimated annual cost of attendance (tuition, fees and discretionary costs) for these programs is $43,716. A further explanation of discretionary costs is available at the bottom of this page.

Tuition Per Credit Hour$936
General Fees Per Credit Hour$165
Total Program Credit Hours35
Total Program Tuition and Fees$38,535

^Estimated annual cost of attendance (tuition, fees and discretionary costs) for these programs is $43,716. A further explanation of discretionary costs is available at the bottom of this page.

Tuition Per Credit Hour$936
General Fees Per Credit Hour$165
Total Program Credit Hours36
Total Program Tuition and Fees$39,639

^Estimated annual cost of attendance (tuition, fees and discretionary costs) for these programs is $43,716. A further explanation of discretionary costs is available at the bottom of this page.

Tuition Per Credit Hour$936
General Fees Per Credit Hour$165
Total Program Credit Hours37
Total Program Tuition and Fees$40,740

^Estimated annual cost of attendance (tuition, fees and discretionary costs) for this program is $43,716. A further explanation of discretionary costs is available at the bottom of this page.

Master of Science in Nursing

Tuition Per Credit Hour$475
Total Program Credit Hours33
Total Program Tuition and Fees$15,675

^Estimated annual cost of attendance (tuition, fees and discretionary costs) for this program is $29,088. A further explanation of discretionary costs is available at the bottom of this page.

Tuition Per Credit Hour$475
Total Program Credit Hours46
Total Program Tuition and Fees$21,850

^Estimated annual cost of attendance (tuition, fees and discretionary costs) for this program is $29,008. A further explanation of discretionary costs is available at the bottom of this page.

Doctorate of Psychology

Tuition Per Credit Hour$750
Fees Per Credit Hour$165
Total Program Credit Hours120
Total Program Tuition and Fees$109,800

^Estimated annual cost of attendance (tuition, fees and discretionary costs) for this program is $46,368. A further explanation of discretionary costs is available at the bottom of this page.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Tuition Per Credit Hour$590
General Fees Per Credit Hour$165
Program Fees Per Credit Hour$240
Total Program Credit Hours30
Total Program Tuition and Fees$29,850

^Estimated annual cost of attendance (tuition, fees and discretionary costs) for these programs is $37,520. A further explanation of discretionary costs is available at the bottom of this page.

Tuition Per Credit Hour$590
General Fees Per Credit Hour$165
Program Fees Per Credit Hour$240
Total Program Credit Hours32
Total Program Tuition and Fees$31,840

^Estimated annual cost of attendance (tuition, fees and discretionary costs) for this program is $37,520. A further explanation of discretionary costs is available at the bottom of this page.

Tuition Per Credit Hour$590
General Fees Per Credit Hour$165
Program Fees Per Credit Hour$240
Total Program Credit Hours34
Total Program Tuition and Fees$33,830

^Estimated annual cost of attendance (tuition, fees and discretionary costs) for this program is $37,520. A further explanation of discretionary costs is available at the bottom of this page.

Tuition Per Credit Hour$590
General Fees Per Credit Hour$165
Program Fees Per Credit Hour$240
Total Program Credit Hours66
Total Program Tuition and Fees$65,670

^Estimated annual cost of attendance (tuition, fees and discretionary costs) for this program is $37,520. A further explanation of discretionary costs is available at the bottom of this page.

Tuition Per Credit Hour$590
General Fees Per Credit Hour$165
Program Fees Per Credit Hour$240
Total Program Credit Hours67
Total Program Tuition and Fees$66,665

^Estimated annual cost of attendance (tuition, fees and discretionary costs) for this program is $37,520. A further explanation of discretionary costs is available at the bottom of this page.

Tuition Per Credit Hour$590
General Fees Per Credit Hour$165
Program Fees Per Credit Hour$240
Total Program Credit Hours68
Total Program Tuition and Fees$67,660

^Estimated annual cost of attendance (tuition, fees and discretionary costs) for this program is $37,520. A further explanation of discretionary costs is available at the bottom of this page.

Master of Fine Arts in Screen Acting

Tuition Per Credit Hour$1,011
General Fees Per Credit Hour$225
Total Program Credit Hours60
Total Program Tuition and Fees$74,160
Discretionary CostsYear 1 (Los Angeles)Year 2 (London)
Housing and Food*$20,124$27,000
Books**$2,635$2,465
Health Insurance***$2,458$2,458
Transportation$1,700$1,700
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses$3,000$3,000
Loan Fees$210$210
Total Discretionary Costs$30,127$36,833

^Estimated annual cost of attendance (tuition, fees and discretionary costs) for this program is $68,628 in year one and $72,677 in year two. A further explanation of discretionary costs is available at the bottom of this page.

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Tuition Per Credit Hour$652
General Fees Per Credit Hour$99
Physician Assistant Fees Per Credit Hour$39
Total Program Credit Hours115
Total Program Tuition and Fees$90,874
Discretionary CostsYear 1 (spring)Year 2 (summer, fall, spring)Year 3 (summer, fall, spring)
Housing and Food*$7,650$21,150$21,150
Health Insurance***$1,428$2,458$2,458
Transportation$850$2,550$2,550
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses$1,500$4,500$4,500
Loan Fees$210$1,961$1,961
Computer$2,000$0$0
Total Discretionary Costs$13,753$32,811$32,811

^Estimated annual cost of attendance (tuition, fees and discretionary costs) for this program is $26,620 in year one and $71,565 in years two and three. A further explanation of discretionary costs is available at the bottom of this page.

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Tuition Per Credit Hour$590
General Fees Per Credit Hour$165
Total Program Credit Hours113
Total Program Tuition, Fees and Books$85,315
Discretionary CostsYear 1Year 2Year 3
Housing and Food*$21,150$21,150$13,500
Health Insurance***$3,105$2,458$1,030
Transportation$2,550$2,550$1,700
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses$4,500$4,500$3,000
Loan Fees$2,119$2,119$1,374
Computer$2,000$0$0
Total Discretionary Costs$35,424$32,777$20,604

^Estimated annual cost of attendance (tuition, fees and discretionary costs) for this program is $70,909 in year one, $71,282 in year two, and $42,499 in year three. A further explanation of discretionary costs is available at the bottom of this page.

Juris Doctor/Law

^Estimated discretionary costs per academic year (fall and spring semester) for programs above without such costs listed are as follows: Housing and Food* = $15,300; Books** = $1,020 to $1,530; Health Insurance*** = $2,458; Transportation = $1,700; Miscellaneous Personal Expenses = $2,700 to $3,000; Loan Fees = $210; Computer = $0 to $2,000. Note that certain programs may require additional discretionary fees for testing and/or licensure only during a student's last year in the program. These include Master of Physician Assistant Studies ($1,740), Doctor of Nursing Practice ($550) and Doctor of Physical Therapy ($831).

*Housing and food figures represent an estimate of annual costs. Housing rates and meal plan costs vary by residence hall, room style and meal plan choice. More information can be found here. Figures for students living off-campus are an illustrative estimate and will vary based on students' living arrangements.

**The annual estimated cost of books ($85/credit hour at the graduate level) is not applied toward billable costs for students who opt out of the university's Slingshot (bookstore) automatic textbook service. Students may opt out by logging into their OCU Slingshot account and updating their preferences.

***Students are not required to purchase university-provided health-insurance coverage, but must opt out of coverage in order to avoid the billable cost of $2,650 each academic year.

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