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The cost of attending Bethel includes tuition (per credit prices bleow), fees, living expenses and an allowance for books and supplies. The financial aid office estimates students will incur the floowing costs while enrolled during the 2018-2019 academic year:

  • Tuition (varies by program and number of credits).
    • Graduate school students typically take 6 credits fall, 9 credits spring and 0-3 credits in the summer
  • Loan and Course Fees (varies by program): $46 per term
  • Housing, food, transportation and personal expenses: $1,504 per month.
  • Books & supplies: $52 per credit
  • Example: Graduate Education student taking a total of 18 credits (6 fall, 9 spring, 3 summer), at a rate of $535 per credit, would expect to spend about $9,630 on tuition, $936 on books and supplies, $138 on fees, and $18,048 on living expenses (food, housing, transporation, etc.), for a total financial aid budget of $28,752.

The tuition amounts shown are correct as of the time of posting for the Graduate School at Bethel University for the 2018-2019 academic year. Any changes will take effect at the beginning of a semester. For 2017-2018 information please visit 2017-2018 Tuition & Costs.

Master's Programs

M.S. in Athletic Training $773/credit

M.A. in Athletic Training Leadership

  • 15 credits at $773/credit
  • 15 credits at $723/credit
  • 6 credits at $468/credit
M.A. in Communication (no longer enrolling new students) $535/credit
M.A. in Counseling $582/credit
M.A. in Counseling Psychology (no longer enrolling new students) $560/credit
M.A. in Education K-12 $535/credit
M.A. in Literacy Education (no longer enrolling new students) $400/credit
M.S. in Nurse-Midwifery $804/credit
M.S. in Nursing: Nurse Educator (no longer enrolling new students) $590/credit
M.A. in Organizational Leadership (no longer enrolling new students) $535/credit

M.S. in Physician Assistant - detailed program costs:
For students beginning Summer 2018 (pdf)

For students beginning Summer 2019 (pdf)

M.A. in Special Education $535/credit

M.A. in Strategic Leadership


M.A. in Teaching $535/credit



Certificate and Licensure Programs

Academic Behavioral Strategist $535/credit
Autism Spectrum Disorders $535/credit
Child/Adolescent Mental Health $560/credit
Emotional/Behavioral Disorders $535/credit
ENVoY Classroom Management $535/credit
International Baccalaureate In Teaching & Learning $535/credit
Leadership Foundations $723/credit
Nurse Educator (no longer enrolling new students) $590/credit
STEM in K-12 Education $535/credit
Teacher Coordinated Work-Based Learning $535/credit
Teaching Technology $535/credit

Doctorate Programs

Director of Special Education License $780/credit
Doctor of Nursing Practice $875/credit
Higher Education Leadership (Ed.D.) $780/credit
K-12 Leadership (Ed.D.) $780/credit
Principal License $780/credit
Superintendent License $780/credit

Other Costs

Audit fee (non-credit-earning) $100/audit hour
Capstone Extension and other Continuance Fees (equals one credit of program tuition per term) varies