Tuition & Fees for Graduate Students

A Valuable, Affordable Advanced Degree 

Earning a degree from the University at Albany is a smart investment in your future. That's because the value of your degree is determined not just by the education and career preparation you receive, but also by how much it costs to receive it.

As a public research university, UAlbany costs considerably less than most private institutions offering the same rigorous academic experience. 

It’s important to note that with scholarships, assistantships and fellowships, as well as state and federal aid, you’ll likely pay less than the total costs listed below to earn your degree. Follow these instructions to apply for financial aid.

Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice by action of the SUNY Board of Trustees. 


Tuition and Fees for Full-Time Students 

While enrolling in 9 credits is considered full-time for academic purposes, graduate students enrolled in less than 12 credits are charged for tuition on a per credit basis. These charts show the cost of one semester or one academic year at UAlbany at the 12 credit rate. See per-credit rates.

New York State Residents

Type of StudentSpring 2024 TuitionSpring 2024 FeesTotal per SemesterTotal for Fall & Spring Semesters
Master of Social Work (MSW)$6,540$1,187.50$7,727.50$15,455
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$7,500$1,187.50$8,687.50$17,375
All other Master & PhD programs$5,655$1,187.50$6,842.50$13,685


Out-of-state Residents

Type of StudentSpring 2024 TuitionSpring 2024 FeesTotal per SemesterTotal for Fall & Spring Semesters
Master of Social Work (MSW)$11,215$1,187.50$12,402.50$24,805
Master of Business Administration (MBA)$12,440$1,187.50$13,627.50$27,255
All other Master & PhD programs$11,780$1,187.50$12,967.50$25,935


Per-credit Tuition & Fees for Spring 2024

Students who enroll in fewer than 12 credits are charged at these per-credit rates. See detailed current and previous per-credit rate charts.

New York State Residents

Number of CreditsTotal MSW Tuition & FeesTotal MBA Tuition & FeesTotal Tuition & Fees for all other Masters & PhD Programs
1 credit$682.72$762.72$608.72
2 credits$1,320.44$1,480.44$1,172.44
3 credits$1,958.16$2,198.16$1,736.16
4 credits$2,595.88$2,915.88$2,299.88
5 credits$3,233.60$3,633.60$2,863.60
6 credits$3,901.32$4,381.32$3,457.32
7 credits$4,539.04$5,099.04$4,021.04
8 credits$5,176.76$5,816.76$4,584.76
9 credits$5,814.48$6,534.48$5,148.48
10 credits$6,452.20$7,252.20$5,712.20
11 credits$7,089.92$7,969.92$6,275.92


Out-of-state Residents

Number of CreditsTotal MSW Tuition & FeesTotal MBA Tuition & FeesTotal Tuition & Fees for all other Masters & PhD Programs
1 credit$1,072.72$1,174.72$1,119.72
2 credits$2,100.44$2,304.44$2,194.44
3 credits$3,128.16$3,434.16$3,269.16
4 credits$4,155.88$4,563.88$4,343.88
5 credits$5,183.60$5,693.60$5,418.60
6 credits$6,241.32$6,853.32$6,523.32
7 credits$7,269.04$7,983.04$7,598.04
8 credits$8,296.76$9,112.76$8,672.76
9 credits$9,324.48$10,242.48$9,747.48
10 credits$10,352.20$11,372.20$10,822.20
11 credits$11,379.92$12,501.92$11,896.92


Additional Information about Tuition & Fees


Learn about New York State residency requirements to determine whether you qualify for in-state tuition.

If you're an international or online student, please visit our Tuition & Fees for International Students or Tuition & Fees for Online Students pages.

Additional Information about Fees

Learn more about the campus services covered by student fees.

Student-Alumni Partnership Fee: The fees listed above include the optional Student-Alumni Partnership Fee. To opt-out of this $30 fee, please complete the Student-Alumni Partnership Opt-Out Request every semester.  

Course Fees: Students who register for select courses — such as certain lab and art classes — will be charged course fees, which are solely used to support the additional costs for materials, supplies and special services related to the course. Please visit the Per-credit Tuition Rates page for specific course fees.


Financial Aid 

Financial need for many aid programs can only be determined by filing the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please review our financial aid application instructions for more information.

Fellowships, Assistantships & Scholarships

The University offers a limited number of graduate fellowships; teaching, research or administrative assistantships; traineeships; and tuition scholarships on a merit basis to qualified matriculated graduate students.  

As these awards and positions are administered by the appropriate Graduate Department offering the graduate programs, inquiries regarding availability and qualifications should be directed to the academic department of interest.

A small number of assistantships and tuition scholarships are additionally available through University administrative offices and the Office of Residential Life.  

Visit the Graduate School's Funding Graduate Study page for detailed information.

Note: If you are receiving a Graduate Tuition Scholarship and it is not listed on your financial aid award letter, please contact the appropriate Graduate Department.  


Direct Unsubsidized Loans are federal loans made to eligible undergraduate, graduate and professional students, but eligibility is not based on financial need. Students are responsible for interest during all payment periods. 

Direct Graduate PLUS Loans are federal loans that allow eligible graduate or professional students to obtain a credit-based loan from the U.S. Department of Education. These loans are designed to help with educational expenses up to the cost of attendance, minus all other financial aid. 

Learn more about private loans.

Additional Options

Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.  

New York State aid — including the Masters-in-Education Teacher Incentive Scholarship, and Math and Science Teaching Incentive Scholarship — can also help you finance your education. (Note: For New York State residents only.) 

For information on financial aid for veterans and military-connected students, including the GI Bill and Military Tuition Assistance, please visit the Office of Veteran and Military Student Services website.

Have questions? 

Contact Student Financial Services at [email protected] or 518-442-3202 for a consultation.