(for KY, AL, FL, GA , LA, MD, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV)
|Other US residents and international students||$25,995|
|SIPA, Columbia University||$54,049|
|Nitze SAIS, Johns Hopkins||$42,992|
|Korbel School, University of Denver||$45,878|
|Woodrow Wilson, Princeton||$45,350|
|Walsh Foreign Service, Georgetown||$47,754|
For further information on expenses please visit the Office of the Registrar web site. International students are required to obtain health insurance - details and other helpful information can be found at the Office of International Affairs web site. Additional details on costs and amenities can be found at the Graduate Housing website.
Cost is an important factor to weigh as you decide where to pursue your graduate education. Most applicants are drawn to the Patterson School because of its intimate size and quality, but we recognize financial considerations also matter. Paying for just three semesters of study instead of four, and not having to register for credit for a summer internship can make a significant price difference in total cost of our degree.
Even with no financial support, total tuition and fees for all three required semesters of study at the Patterson School are only about $18,000 (students from KY, AL, FL, GA, LA, MD, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV) or $39,000 (everyone else). In contrast, Columbia's tuition and fees for the required two years of study are $108,098, Georgetown's $95,508, while Woodrow Wilson's and Denver's are $90,700 and $91,756. Furthermore, the cost to live 18 months in Lexington is considerably lower than living 24 months in the cities that host these competing programs.
It does not take a finance or international commerce major to recognize that the potential savings in tuition and fees alone—from $55,000 to $90,000—is profound. This fact also puts the "value" of the $10,000-$18,000 merit scholarships that some of our competitors offer simply on the basis of your GPA and GRE scores into proper context.
The TOTAL student loan debt incurred by the most recent group of Patterson School graduates surveyed for their masters degree study averaged just $14,000.