Graduate School Cost of Attendance


At Lenoir-Rhyne, we know that cost is a determining factor in obtaining your master’s degree.

If you estimate your cost of attendance, this provides a more realistic view of preparing for your graduate degree.

The Graduate School offers individual meetings with a financial aid counselor who can help you with the estimated cost of each term based on the number of classes and the length of the program and the overall cost.

Graduate Programs


The fee amounts noted below for 2024-2025 are for tuition only and do not include fees, books, supplies or personal expenses. There is a Graduate School fee of $300 for each term you are enrolled as a student.

The cost for most graduate programs is $690/credit hour unless otherwise indicated below. 

  • Business Administration, MBA
    $690/credit hour; total tuition: $24,840
     
  • Christian Ministry, MACM
    $690/credit hour; total tuition: $33,810
     
  • Counseling, M.A.
    $690/credit hour; total tuition: $42,090
     
  • Creative Writing, MFA
    $690/credit hour; total tuition: $31,050
     
  • Dietetic Internship
    $690/credit hour; total tuition: $12,420
     
  • Divinity, M.Div.
    $690/credit hour; total tuition: $57,960
     
  • Exercise Science, M.S.
    $550/credit hour; total tuition: $18,150
     
  • Human Services, M.A.
    $690/credit hour; total tuition: $18,150
     
  • Leadership, M.A.
    $690/credit hour; total tuition: $22,770
     
  • Nutrition, M.S
    $690/credit hour; total tuition: $24,150
     
  • Nursing Practice, FNP/DNP & Post-Master's DNP
    $895/credit hour; $7,500 per semester (8 semesters)
     
  • Occupational Therapy, M.S.
    $12,500/semester; $2,500 per summer term; total tuition: $55,000 (4 full semesters and 2 summer sessions)
     
  • Public Health, MPH
    $690/credit hour; total tuition: $28,980
     
  • Public Health (MPH) / Business Administration (MBA) - MPH-MBA Dual-Degree
    $690/credit hour; total tuition: $39,330
     
  • Physician Assistant Studies
    $15,000/semester (program starts in fall 2024)

    The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies has applied for Accreditation-Provisional from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The Physician Assistant Studies program anticipates matriculating its first class in October 2024, pending achieving Accreditation-Provisional status at the June 2024 ARC-PA meeting.

    Accreditation-Provisional is an accreditation status granted when the plans and resource allocation, if fully implemented as planned, of a proposed program that has not yet enrolled students appear to demonstrate the program’s ability to meet the ARC-PA standards or when a program holding Accreditation-Provisional status appears to demonstrate continued progress in complying with the standards as it prepares for the graduation of the first class (cohort) of students. 

    The Lenoir-Rhyne PA Studies program will not commence in the event that provisional accreditation is not received. (The program deposit fee will be refunded in the event that provisional accreditation is not received.)
     
  • Sustainability Studies, M.S.
    $690/credit hour; total tuition: $18,150
     
  • Teaching, MAT
    $510/credit hour; total tuition: $18,700
     
  • Theological Studies, MTS
    $690/credit hour; total tuition: $33,120
  • Estimated Total Cost of Attendance - Graduate School

    In compliance with the Department of Education, indirect costs, including books, transportation and miscellaneous expenses are added to tuition, fees, food and housing to determine Lenoir-Rhyne’s official total cost of attendance. The average cost of attendance for MBA and M.A. graduate programs for 2023-24 is $26,090. The average cost of attendance for M.S./DNP graduate programs for 2023-24 is $40,860.

    Total actual costs per student may vary depending on program type and food and housing selections. Aggregate financial aid may not exceed the student’s calculated cost of attendance.

    Federal regulations allow limited exceptions or adjustments to information reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Such exceptions or adjustments, known as Special Circumstances or Professional Judgment, are considered on a case-by-case basis based on supporting documentation of your circumstances.

Larissa Lopez MS'21

I was able to explore a wide range of interconnected concepts related to human well-being and environmental health, fostering my creativity and critical thinking toward transformative change.

Larissa Lopez MS'21