The tuition rate for the M.A. and certificate program is $836 per credit hour. The total amount for the 12-credit graduate certificate is $10,032. The total amount for the 37-credit Master's degree is $30,932. Note, the tuition rate is re-evaluated in advance of each fall semester and subject to change.


Credits needed for certificate


Credits needed for M.A.


Total tuition cost for the certificate


Total tuition cost of the M.A.

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We estimate the cost of course materials, including books, course packs of readings, and software to be $400 for the certificate program and $1050 for the M.A. program.

These estimates are based on the cost in academic year 2022-2023.


Financial Aid

The Department of Psychology has no funding available for Program Evaluation M.A. or certificate students. Contact the MSU Financial Aid Office (link is external) for information about financial assistance that may be available through other sources.


Billing and Payment

The MSU Office of the Controller handles billing and payments. You can learn more about the billing and payment process on the Student Accounts page of the Controller's Office site. 

Q: Do I have to pay the tuition all at once or over a period of time?

A: Courses are pay-as-you-go; each semester students pay for the credit hours they are taking that semester. For example, a student enrolled in one 3-credit course for the fall semester would pay $2,508 ($836 x 3) in tuition for that course at the start of the fall semester. 

Q: Is the tuition rate different for non-residents, meaning students who do not live in Michigan?

A: No. The tuition rate is not different for non-residents. All students in the program evaluation master's degree and certificate programs pay the same tuition rate.  

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