The total student cost for the program is $27,000.00 and includes all textbooks and campus fees for the five-semester program.  This fixed price will be guaranteed provided the student stays on track and completes the degree within the expected time frame. 

Because of the popularity of the program, a $1,000.00 non-refundable deposit is required to secure a space once a student has been admitted.  That amount will be applied to the overall program cost, leaving a $26,000.00 balance.  That amount will be divided into five equal payments of $5,200.00 each.  Payments will be due before the beginning of each term.

Payment Illustration

Student Balance


Total Program Cost


Deposit $(1,000.00)
1st Semester Payment $(5,200.00)
2nd Semester Payment $(5,200.00)
3rd Semester Payment $(5,200.00)
4th Semester Payment $(5,200.00)
5th Semester Payment $(5,200.00)

Federal loans and other programs have been identified and set up for students to make application.  Employers may also assist students with the cost of the program. See the Financial Aid department or your employer for more information.

Important Information

  1. The program cost of $27,000.00 is guaranteed for students applying to the currently enrolling cohort class but cannot be guaranteed for future cohorts.
  2. The Office of Graduate Studies is currently accepting applications for the Fall of 2024.
  3. Once each cohort is full, remaining qualified applicants will be placed on the program waiting list for the next cohort. 
  4. A non-refundable  deposit of $1,000.00 will be required to secure your space once you have been admitted.  The full amount of the deposit is applied to the cost of the program and does not increase the overall program cost.  A space is not secure until the deposit is received.

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 – 66028.6 of the Education Code).