Estimated Costs

Invest in your future, expand your knowledge

With a doctoral degree from Missouri State University, you can grow your career opportunities and earning potential.

Out-of-state

$55,440

Graduate tuition, costs and fees

Cost breakdown

Active-duty U.S. military members stationed in Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. qualify for the in-state tuition rate.

Tuition and fees
Item In-state Out-of-state Online
Estimated course totals $1,560 $2,520 $1,650
Estimated program totals (22 courses) $34,320 $55,440 $36,300
Tuition (per course) $960 $1,920 $960
Student fees (required per course) $600 $600 $690

Out-of-state students may qualify for reduced tuition through the Midwest Student Exchange Program or MOGO Scholarship.


Cost with DSS master's transfer credit

If you complete our master's program, you can save money on your doctoral degree. Use transfer credit to complete your doctoral degree in less time (10 courses instead of 22).

Out-of-state

$25,200

Graduate tuition, costs and fees

Cost breakdown

Active-duty U.S. military members stationed in Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C. qualify for the in-state tuition rate.

Tuition and fees
Item In-state Out-of-state Online
Estimated course totals $1,560 $2,520 $1,650
Estimated program totals (10 courses) $15,600 $25,200 $16,500
Tuition (per course) $960 $1,920 $960
Student fees (required per course) $600 $600 $690

Out-of-state students may qualify for reduced tuition through the Midwest Exchange Program or MOGO Scholarship.

Actual costs may vary

The figures provided are estimates for planning purposes only and are subject to change. These estimates do no represent your final cost at Missouri State; actual expenses vary by student, based on credit hours, academic program, lifestyle and other factors.

For official tuition rates, per credit hour costs or fee explanations, please refer to the detailed tuition and fees.