Tuition, fees and additional cost considerations

Graduate program tuition varies between programs and can change each academic year.  For the most accurate and up-to-date tuition and fees, us the links below to access current tuition and fee information for your program.

College of Health and Applied Sciences Programs

  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity
  • Graduate Certificate of Cyber Defense
  • Graduate Certificate of Cybercrime Investigation
  • Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Leadership
  • STEMpath Cybersecurity Certificate
  • Master of Health Administration
  • Master of Science in Clinical Behavioral Health, Emphasis in Addictions Counseling
  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Graduate Certificate in Nutrition Science
  • Master of Social Work
  • Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

College of Business

  • Master of Professional Accountancy
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Business Analytics Graduate Certificate

School of Education*

  • Master of Arts in Teaching – Elementary Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching – Special Education
  • Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Autism and Significant Support Needs Graduate Certificate

*Please note: the Alternative Licensure: Master of Arts in Teaching programs have unique tuition and fee structures; please contact the Alternative Licensure Program at [email protected] for details.


Consider additional costs

Be sure to add a buffer to your cost estimates to account for books, transportation/parking, and other daily costs associated with attending classes.

Health Insurance

U.S. law requires mandatory health insurance for all graduate and full-time students. MSU Denver sponsors a Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) that remains consistent regardless of age, residency or citizenship status. If you are already insured, you can submit an online waiver to opt out of SHIP coverage at the beginning of each semester.

You are also required to comply with Colorado’s immunization policy by submitting your immunization records to MSU Denver upon acceptance. You can find more information regarding health insurance and immunizations at the Health Center at Auraria.

Financial support opportunities

Graduate students can apply for financial aid.  While there are not as many funding opportunities for graduate students as there are for undergraduate students, the process to apply for aid is simpler.  Take a few minutes to read through the details at the site linked below.

Graduate students may also qualify for various scholarships – be sure to submit your scholarship application each year and pay attention to communications from your academic department about unique scholarship opportunities for students in your program.


The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)

The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) allows residents of the 17-member states/U.S territories (Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Federal States of Micronesia) to request the WRGP tuition rate for graduate programs at MSU Denver. To be considered for the WRGP tuition rate, which is currently the same as in-state tuition, you must apply and be accepted into one of MSU Denver’s master’s programs or graduate-level certificates. Once accepted and before the census date, you must apply by completing the WRPG PDF and returning it to [email protected].