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Tuition and fees for Graduate Programs

Graduate Tuition and Fees

Dietetic internship
Doctor of Nursing Practice: family nurse practitioner
Master of Arts in counseling
Master of Arts in higher education
Master of Arts in strategic leadership
Master in Business Administration
Master of Education
Master of Music in conducting
Master of Science in Nursing: nurse educator
RN-MSN: nurse educator

  • The tuition rate for CAGS, graduate certificates, certification and non-degree course work is $610 per credit hour for 2015-2016 (effective July 1, 2015). 
  • Tuition is reviewed and subject to adjustment each year.
  • Please note that books are not included in the tuition cost.
  • Total tuition cost listed for each graduate program below is estimated based on current-year cost per credit hour. Additional undergraduate or graduate level courses will increase the estimate of total tuition costs.

Additional costs and fees

Technology fee

For all graduate students: there is a $30 technology fee per course.

Program-specific fees

For students in the dietetic internship program:

  • Additional costs may be incurred throughout the program. For further information about potential costs and fees related to the dietetic internship, including required materials, technology and clearances, click here.

For students in the M.A. in counseling program:

  • Additional costs may be incurred throughout the program. To see a list of potential costs and fees related to the counseling program, including required materials/technology and clearances, click here.

Pre-registration deposit

A non-refundable pre-registration deposit of $200 is required for all new, first-time graduate students or re-enrolled graduate students. Your deposit, which confirms your acceptance into our program, will be applied as a prepayment of your first semester’s tuition and fees.

Once accepted in the program, you will be able to submit your deposit online via credit card or you may mail your payment by check. Checks should be made payable to “Messiah College” and mailed to:

Messiah College Graduate Programs
Suite 3060
One College Avenue, Mechanicsburg PA 17055

Printing fees


Each enrolled graduate student is given a $24 credit for printing in campus labs. Once this credit limit has been met, the student will be billed for each additional page printed. Any remaining credit in one semester will not be rolled forward or added to the next semester's credit. For more details on printing fees, please see the Information Technology Services website.