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Graduate Tuition and Fees

Graduate and Professional Undergraduate

Tuition for graduate and professional undergraduate students is charged by the unit. Per-unit tuition costs vary by program. To calculate your base tuition cost, simply find your program’s per-unit cost and multiply that amount by the number of units you will take in a given period. Additionally, there may be fees—some that are mandatory for all students, some that are related to your particular program. Together, tuition and fees make up your total cost of attendance. See the tabs below to learn more about the tuition and fees related to your program.

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Estimated Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance (COA) includes tuition and fees for a student living off campus with modest living expenses associated with attending APU for traditional 16-week fall and spring terms, living off campus. For a better understanding of the actual cost once financial aid is factored in, view our financial aid page.

Professional Undergraduate Students

8 Months Cost of Attendance

Books and Supplies

$1,024

Board (Food)

$5,096

Loan Fees

$48

Personal Expenses

$3,488

Room

$10,712

Transportation

$832

Tuition

varies

Total Budget Excluding Tuition and Fees

$21,200

If your program unit cost is $550 per unit and you are taking 20 units, your tuition will be $11,000 ($550 x 20).

Example of fall and spring: $21,200 (living expenses) + $11,000 (tuition) = $32,200 total COA.1

8 Months Cost of Attendance

Books and Supplies

TBD

Food

TBD

Loan Fees

TBD

Personal Expenses

TBD

Housing

TBD

Transportation

TBD

Tuition

TBD

Total Budget Excluding Tuition and Fees

TBD

If your program unit cost is $550 per unit and you are taking 20 units, your tuition will be $11,000 ($550 x 20).

Example of fall and spring: $23,656 (living expenses) + $11,000 (tuition) = $34,656 total COA.1

Graduate Students

8 Months Cost of Attendance

Books and Supplies

$1,024

Board (Food)

$5,096

Loan Fees

$288

Personal Expenses

$3,488

Housing

$10,712

Transportation

$832

Tuition

varies

Total Budget Excluding Tuition and Fees

$21,440

If your program unit cost is $700 per unit and you are taking 20 units, your tuition will be $14,000 ($700 x 20).

Example of fall and spring: $21,440 (living expenses) + $14,000 (tuition) = $35,440 total COA.1

8 Months Cost of Attendance

Books and Supplies

TBD

Food

TBD

Loan Fees

TBD

Personal Expenses

TBD

Housing

TBD

Transportation

TBD

Tuition

TBD

Total Budget Excluding Tuition and Fees

TBD

If your program unit cost is $700 per unit and you are taking 20 units, your tuition will be $14,000 ($700 x 20).

Example of fall and spring: $23,920 (living expenses) + $14,000 (tuition) = $37,920 total COA.1

2023-24 Graduate and Professional Undergraduate Tuition

Explore the list below to find your program and see tuition costs for the 2023-24 academic year.

Please note: For the 2023-24 academic year, while prices are subject to change, tuition and fees are established regardless of instruction mode, and will not be prorated or refunded in the event that instruction transitions from face-to-face instruction to another mode of learning, including remote or online learning.

Doctor of Ministry (DMin) (per unit)

$569

Master’s degree programs (per unit)

$569

Applied Statistics and Data Science, MS (per unit)

$770

Biotechnology, MS (per unit)

$1,035

English, MA (per unit)

$735

TESOL, MA (in-person and online) (per unit)

$596

Art Education, MA (per unit)

$684

Artist Certificate Program (per unit)

$505

Digital Media and Communication, BA (bachelor’s completion) (per unit)

100-200-level courses, $452

300-400-level courses, $527

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) (per unit)

$745

Master of Music (per unit)

$684

Modern and Contemporary Art History, MA (per unit)

$663

Music Industry, MA (per unit)

$684

Screenwriting, MA (per unit)

$684

Strategic Communication, MA (per unit)

$689

User Experience Design, MA (per unit)

$684

Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization (per unit)

$745

Athletic Training, MS (per unit)

$725

Child Life, MS (per unit)

$790

Clinical Psychology, MA (MFT) (per unit)

$860

College Counseling and Student Development, MS (per unit)

$835

Counseling Psychology with Specialization in Children and Adolescents, MS (per unit)

$783

Criminal Justice, BA (bachelor’s completion) (per unit)

100-200-level courses, $452

300-400-level courses, $527

Criminal Justice Minor (bachelor’s completion) (per unit)

100-200-level courses, $452

300-400-level courses, $527

Higher Education Leadership, EdD, 2023 cohort (per unit)

$1,140

Higher Education, PhD, 2023 cohort (per unit)

$1,230

Physical Education programs2

$745

Physical Therapy, Doctor of (DPT) (per unit)

$948

Physical Therapy Postprofessional Clinical Fellowship in Movement and Performance (per unit)

$1,150

Psychology, BA (bachelor’s completion) (per unit)

100-200-level courses, $452

300-400-level courses, $527

Psychology, Doctor of (PsyD) (per unit)

$1,157

Psychology Minor (bachelor’s completion) (per unit)

100-200-level courses, $452

300-400-level courses, $527

Rehabilitation and Movement Science, PhD (per unit)

$1,157

Research Psychology and Data Analysis, MS (per unit)

$750

School Social Work and Child Welfare and Attendance Services, PPS Credential (per unit)

$795

Social Work, Master of (MSW) (per unit)

$795

Leadership, MA (per unit)

$680

Leadership Minor (bachelor’s completion) (per unit)

100-200-level courses, $452

300-400-level courses, $527

MBA, Master of Business Management (MBM), or Master of Professional Accountancy (MAcc) (per unit)

$680

Master of Public Administration (MPA) (per unit)

$680

Organizational Psychology, MS (per unit)

$680

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) (bachelor’s completion) (per unit)

100-200-level courses, $452

300-400-level courses, $527

Educational Leadership, EdD (per unit)

$1,159

EdD Dissertation Continuation Courses (per unit)

$570

Master’s degree, credential, authorization, and certificate programs (except Department of School Counseling and School Psychology programs) (per unit)

$675

School Counseling and School Psychology, LPCC, and BCBA programs (per unit)

$813

Doctoral programs (PhD and DNP) (per unit)

$1,160

Healthcare Administration, MS (per unit)

$680

Master’s degree, credential, and certificate programs (per unit)

$860

Master of Public Health (MPH) (per unit)

$690

Oncology Nurse Practitioner Certificate (per unit)

$1,160

RN to BSN (per unit)

$460

Upper-Division BSN Transfer and LVN to BSN (per unit)

$825

HED 795 (half price per unit based on student’s per-unit cohort price), PPSY 795, and EDUC 795

Half-price-per-unit tuition cost for these courses only

GNRS 798

1 unit of tuition charged

Audit for graduate programs

half-price tuition

All other graduate programs, non degree students, or graduate students taking an undergraduate course (contact your Student Account Specialist for more details)

per-unit price varies

Faculty Development Courses

$745

Study-away opportunities (available in some programs)

prices vary

For more information, contact the Student Services Center at [email protected] or (626) 815-2020 to work with a Student Account Specialist.

2023-24 Graduate and Professional Undergraduate Fees 

There may be costs for your program in addition to the base tuition cost. Below is a list of fees that may apply.

Note: International applicants should review further international estimated cost information from International Admissions.

Graduate and professional parking fee (per term, Azusa campus only)

$150

Health insurance fee (per year; voluntary for domestic students)

$4,098

Health insurance fee (per year; mandatory for international students on APU I-20 and DS 2019 only)

$1,663

Student Health Center copay

$20 copay per visit

Athletic Training, MS, lab fee (per course: AT 511, 515, 521, 523, 532, 534, 543, 551, 555)

$100

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences science lab fee (for PRBI and PRPY)

$100

Doctor of Ministry (DMin) continuation fee (per course: GDMN 792)

$1,134

Doctor of Physical Therapy Challenge Exam fee

Price varies

Graduate biblical language software package (GBBL 511 only)

$375

Graduate biblical language software package, Spanish (GBBL 511 only)

$335

Independent study (per unit)

$125

International study-away health fee (per term)

$350

Late enrollment request fee (processing fee per request)

$125

Master of Professional Accountancy (MAcc): Wiley CPA exam review fee

$1,085

Master of Social Work (MSW) lab fee (per course: SOCW 514, 561, 565, 595)

$45

Music: Applied lesson fee (one-on-one instruction for composition, conducting, voice, and instrument; per unit: GMUS 520, 521, 522, 523, 530, 531, 532, 533)

$350

Graduate Nursing Clinical and/or Practicum Fees- following GNRS courses (511P, 512L. 520P, 521P, 530P, 531P, 532P, 535P, 536P, 537P, 538P, 542P, 543P, 581P, 590AP, 590B, 591P, 592AP, 592B, 593P)

$275

Graduate Nursing Clinical and/or Practicum Fees- following GNRS courses (518P, 546P, 547P, 550AP, 590CP, 595L, 595P, 599P, 733A, 734A)

$200

Physical Therapy lab fee (per lab course)

$100

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) (per unit; for professional programs only)

$753

Professional nursing programs health assessment lab fee (per course: UNRS 220)

$90

Rehabilitation and Movement Science, PhD, lab fee (per course: RMS 702L and RMS 710L)

$50

Research Psychology and Data Analysis, MS, lab fee (per lab course)

$50

Returned check fee (per check)

$30

School of Business and Management field study fee

Price varies

School Psychology assessment/lab fee (per course: EDPY 681, 682, 683)

$50

Seminary backpacking trip fee (per course: GTHE 625)

$185

Theology travel fee

Price varies (changes depending on trip and is manually charged per Study Away’s direction)

Graduate and professional application fee (domestic and international)

$45

Graduation fee

$100

APU transcript fee (per copy)

$5

Graduate and Professional rush processing fee (per address)

$10

National Student Clearinghouse transcript fee (per address)

$2.25

Express Mail (within the U.S.)

$204

International mailing

$404

Electronic delivery (per individual recipient)

$1.75

1 transcript

$5

Rush processing

$10

Express Mail

$20

Total:

$35

 


Footnotes

  1. This is an example of a fall and spring budget. The exact cost of attendance varies from student to student depending on a variety of factors, including academic program and living arrangements.
  2. Cross-disciplinary; multiple tuition rates may apply.
  3. Plus a one-time evaluation fee of $150.
  4. Plus any charges above this fee.