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
RN-MSN: nurse educator


  • The tuition rate for CAGS, graduate certificates, certification and non-degree course work is $660 per credit for 2018-2019 (applies to courses starting on July 1, 2018 and after), and $645 per credit hour for 2017-2018 (applies to courses starting prior to July 1, 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: $30 per course

Drop/Add Fee: $25 (Students may drop a course online through the day before a course begins without a fee)

Program-specific Fees: Click on the specific graduate program above to review potential additional costs and fees

Transcript Fee: Varies from no cost to $7; See Registrar's Office website for more information

Return ACH or check Fee: $50 non-refundable fee for non-sufficient funds or incorrect bank account or routing numbers

Health Insurance (per year): $2302 for 2018-2019 Dietetic Internship, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy graduate students only (must be waived yearly if insured)

Application for Admission Fee: $30

Pre-registration Deposit: $200 non-refundable for all new, first-time graduate students or re-enrolled graduate students. The deposit will be applied as a prepayment to the first semester’s tuition and fees. Payment can be made online via credit card or a check payable to “Messiah College” can be mailed to Messiah College Graduate Programs, Suite 3060, One College Avenue, Mechanicsburg PA 17055.