Tuition and fees for Graduate Programs

Graduate Tuition and Fees

Dietetic internship
Doctor of Nursing Practice: family nurse practitioner
Doctor of Physical Therapy
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 Occupational Therapy
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 $645 per credit hour for 2017-2018. CAGS and certificate students are eligible to apply for federal financial aid.  Please review this link to learn more.

  • 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 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

Click on the specific graduate program above to review potential additional costs and fees that may be incurred.

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

Return ACH or check fee

There is a $50 non-refundable return fee for non-sufficient funds or incorrect bank account or routing numbers.