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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 Total
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 Total
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 Total
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 Total
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.

Programs Total (per unit)
Doctor of Ministry (DMin) $569
Master’ degree programs $569
Programs Total (per unit)
Applied Statistics and Data Science, MS $770
Biotechnology, MS $1,035
English, MA $735
TESOL, MA (in-person and online) $596
Programs Total (per unit)
Art Education, MA  $684
Artist Certificate Program  $505
Digital Media and Communication, BA (bachelor’s completion)  100-200-level courses: $454
Digital Media and Communication, BA (bachelor’s completion)  300-400-level courses: $527
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) $745
Master of Music $684
Modern and Contemporary Art History, MA $663
Music Industry, MA $684
Screenwriting, MA $684
Strategic Communication, MA $689
User Experience Design, MA $684
Programs Total (per unit)
Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization $745
Athletic Training, MS $725
Child Life, MS $790
Clinical Psychology, MA (MFT) $860
College Counseling and Student Development, MS $835
Counseling Psychology with Specialization in Children and Adolescents, MS $783
Criminal Justice, BA (bachelor’s completion 100-200-level courses: $452
Criminal Justice, BA (bachelor’s completion) 300-400-level courses: $527
Criminal Justice Minor (bachelor’s completion) 100-200-level courses: $452
Criminal Justice Minor (bachelor’s completion) 300-400-level courses: $527
Higher Education Leadership, EdD, 2023 cohort $1,140
Higher Education, PhD, 2023 cohort $1,230
Physical Education programs2 $745
Physical Therapy, Doctor of (DPT) $948
Physical Therapy Postprofessional Clinical Fellowship in Movement and Performance $1,150
Psychology, BA (bachelor’s completion) 100-200-level courses: $452
Psychology, BA (bachelor’s completion) 300-400-level courses: $527
Psychology, Doctor of (PsyD) $1,157
Psychology Minor (bachelor’s completion) 100-200-level courses: $452
Psychology Minor (bachelor’s completion) 300-400-level courses: $527
Rehabilitation and Movement Science, PhD  $1,157
Research Psychology and Data Analysis, MS $750
School Social Work and Child Welfare and Attendance Services, PPS Credential  $795
Social Work, Master of (MSW) $795
Leadership, MA $680
Leadership Minor (bachelor’s completion) 100-200-level courses: $452
Leadership Minor (bachelor’s completion) 300-400-level courses: $527
Programs Total (per unit)
MBA, Master of Business Management (MBM), or Master of Professional Accountancy (MAcc) $680
Master of Public Administration (MPA) $680
Organizational Psychology, MS $680
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) (bachelor’s completion) 100-200-level courses: $452
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) (bachelor’s completion) 300-400-level courses: $527
Programs Total (per unit)
Educational Leadership, EdD $1,159
EdD Dissertation Continuation Courses $570
Master’s degree, credential, authorization, and certificate programs (except Department of School Counseling and School Psychology programs) $675
School Counseling and School Psychology, LPCC, and BCBA programs $813
Programs Total (per unit)
Doctoral programs (PhD and DNP) $1,160
Healthcare Administration, MS $680
Master’s degree, credential, and certificate programs $860
Master of Public Health (MPH) $690
Oncology Nurse Practitioner Certificate $1,160
RN to BSN $460
Upper-Division BSN Transfer and LVN to BSN $825
Programs  Total
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
Programs Total
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.

Mandatory Fee Total
Graduate and professional parking fee (per term, Azusa campus only) $150
Health Fees Total
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
Special Fees Total
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 prices vary
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
Professional nursing programs health assessment lab fee (per course: UNRS 220) $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 (changes depending on trip and is manually charged per Study Away’s direction) Price varies  
Application Fees Total
Graduate and professional application fee $45
Graduate and professional application fee (international) $45
Graduation Fee Total
Graduation fee $100
Transcript Fees Total
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
Sample Transcript Order Fee
1 transcript $5
Rush processing $10
Express Mail $20
Total: $35

2024-25 Graduate and Professional Undergraduate Tuition

Explore the list below to find your program and see tuition costs for the 2024-25 academic year.

Please note: For the 2024-25 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.

Programs Total (per unit)
Doctor of Ministry (DMin) $569
Master’ degree programs $569
Programs Total (per unit)
Applied Statistics and Data Science, MS $780
Biotechnology, MS $1,045
English, MA $735
TESOL, MA (field-based) $425
TESOL, MA (in-person and online) $600
Programs Total (per unit)
Art Education, MA  $685
Artist Certificate Program  $505
Digital Media and Communication, BA (bachelor’s completion)  100-200-level courses: $452
Digital Media and Communication, BA (bachelor’s completion)  300-400-level courses: $527
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) $745
Master of Music $685
Modern and Contemporary Art History, MA $665
Music Industry, MA $685
Screenwriting, MA $685
Strategic Communication, MA $690
User Experience Design, MA $685
Programs Total (per unit)
Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization $745
Athletic Training, MS $725
Child Life, MS $800
Clinical Psychology, MA (MFT) $860
College Counseling and Student Development, MS $835
Counseling Psychology with Specialization in Children and Adolescents, MS $783
Criminal Justice, BA (bachelor’s completion 100-200-level courses: $452
Criminal Justice, BA (bachelor’s completion) 300-400-level courses: $527
Criminal Justice Minor (bachelor’s completion) 100-200-level courses: $452
Criminal Justice Minor (bachelor’s completion) 300-400-level courses: $527
Higher Education Leadership, EdD, 2024 cohort $1,140
Higher Education, PhD, 2024 cohort $1,230
Physical Education programs2 $745
Physical Therapy, Doctor of (DPT) $960
Physical Therapy Postprofessional Clinical Fellowship in Movement and Performance $1,150
Play Therapy Certificate $790
Psychology, BA (bachelor’s completion) 100-200-level courses: $452
Psychology, BA (bachelor’s completion) 300-400-level courses: $527
Psychology, Doctor of (PsyD) $1,160
Psychology Minor (bachelor’s completion) 100-200-level courses: $452
Psychology Minor (bachelor’s completion) 300-400-level courses: $527
Rehabilitation and Movement Science, PhD  $1,160
Research Psychology and Data Analysis, MS $752
School Social Work and Child Welfare and Attendance Services, PPS Credential  $795
Social Work, Master of (MSW) $795
Substance Use Disorders Certificate $860
Programs Total (per unit)
Leadership, MA $690
Leadership Minor (bachelor’s completion) 100-200-level courses: $452
300-400-level courses: $527
MBA, Master of Business Management (MBM), or Master of Professional Accountancy (MAcc) $690
Master of Public Administration (MPA) $690
Organizational Psychology, MS $690
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) (bachelor’s completion) 100-200-level courses: $452
300-400-level courses: $527
Programs Total (per unit)
Educational Leadership, EdD $1,200
EdD Dissertation Continuation Courses $600
Master’s degree, credential, authorization, and certificate programs (except Department of School Counseling and School Psychology programs) $675
School Counseling and LPCC programs $815
School Psychology and BCBA programs $855
Programs Total (per unit)
Doctoral programs (PhD and DNP) $1,160
BSN to DNP $1,160
Healthcare Administration, MS $690
Master’s degree, credential, and certificate programs $860
Master of Public Health (MPH) $690
Oncology Nurse Practitioner Certificate $1,160
RN to BSN $460
Upper-Division BSN Transfer and LVN to BSN $835
Programs  Total
School Librarianship, MA, with Embedded Teacher Librarian Services Credential $674
Programs  Total
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
Programs Total
Audit for graduate programs half-price tuition
All other graduate programs, nondegree 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

2024-25 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.

Mandatory Fee Total
Graduate and professional parking fee (per term, Azusa campus only) $150
Health Fees Total
Health insurance fee (per year; voluntary for domestic students) TBD
Health insurance fee (per year; mandatory for international students on APU I-20 and DS 2019 only) $1,714
Student Health Center copay $20 copay per visit
Special Fees Total
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 (per course for PRBI and PRPY) $100
Dissertation continuation fee (per course PPSY 787, PPSY 796, and PPSY 797) $1,132
Doctor of Physical Therapy Challenge Exam fee price varies
GDMN 752, 754, 756, 758 $284
GNRS 600 $200
GNRS 798 $1,160
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
Nursing Fee (for ELM prelicensure, Upper-Division Transfer, and LVN to BSN ) $600
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 Fee following GNRS 589P when offered as 4 units $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
Professional nursing fee (attached to UNRS 482P) $200
Professional nursing programs health assessment lab fee (per course: UNRS 220) $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 (changes depending on trip and is manually charged per Study Away’s direction) Price varies  
Application Fees Total
Graduate and professional application fee $45
Graduate and professional application fee (international) $45
Graduation Fee Total
Graduation fee $100
Fee Total
Graduate and Professional Late Enrollment Request Fee $125
Prior Learning Assessment (for professional programs only) $150 one-time flat Evaluation Fee, and then PLA credit is $75 per unit.
Audit for all graduate programs Half-price tuition
All other graduate programs, nondegree students, and/or graduate students taking an undergraduate course Price varies
Continuing Dissertation Tuition: half-price per unit tuition cost for the following courses only: HED 795 (half-price per unit based on student's per-unit cohort price), PPSY 795, and EDUC 795 (GNRS 798 is now priced at one unit) Price varies
Educational Leadership doctoral dissertation continuation courses $570
Faculty development courses $745

 

Transcript Fees Total
APU transcript fee (per copy) $5
Graduate and Professional rush processing fee (per address) $10
National Student Clearinghouse transcript service fee (per address) $2
Express Mail (within the continental U.S.) $204
Express Mail (outside the continental U.S.) $404
Electronic delivery (per individual recipient) $2
Sample Transcript Order Fee
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.