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Graduate School 2021-2022 Tuition & Costs

The cost of attending Bethel includes tuition (per credit prices below), fees, living expenses and an allowance for books and supplies. The financial aid office estimates students will incur the following costs while enrolled during the 2021-2022 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): $74 per term.
  • Housing, food, transportation and personal expenses: $1,700 per month.
  • Books & supplies: $55 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, $990 on books and supplies, $222 on fees, and $20,400 on living expenses (food, housing, transportation, etc.), for a total financial aid budget of $31,242.

The tuition amounts shown are correct as of the time of posting for the Graduate School at Bethel University for the 2021-2022 academic year. Any changes will take effect at the beginning of a semester. For your reference, you can view 2020-2021 Tuition & Costs here.

Master's Programs


M.S. in Athletic Training $700/credit
M.A. in Athletic Training Leadership $700/credit
M.A. in Counseling $594/credit
M.A. in Education K-12 $535/credit
M.S. in Nurse-Midwifery $836/credit

M.S. in Physician Assistant - detailed program costs:

For students beginning Summer 2020 (pdf)

For students beginning Summer 2021 (pdf)

$867/credit
M.S. in Social Work (Full Program/Advanced Standing) $750/credit
M.A. in Special Education $535/credit
M.A. in Strategic Leadership $490-$650/credit
M.A. in Teaching $535/credit
MBA $650/credit

Certificate and Licensure Programs

Academic Behavioral Strategist $535/credit
Autism Spectrum Disorders $535/credit
Emotional/Behavioral Disorders $535/credit
ENVoY Classroom Management $535/credit
International Baccalaureate Education $535/credit
K-12 Teaching License $535/credit
Play Therapy Certificate $594/credit
STEM in K-12 Education $535/credit
Teacher Coordinated Work-Based Learning $535/credit

Doctorate Programs


Director of Special Education License $780/credit
Doctor of Nursing Practice $875/credit
E.d.D. in Higher Education Leadership $765/credit
Ed.D. in K-12 Administration $780/credit
Principal License $780/credit
Superintendent License $780/credit

Other Costs

Audit Fee $50/audit hour
Capstone Extension and other Continuance Fees (equals one credit of program tuition per term) varies