Cost is an important factor to weigh as you decide where to pursue your graduate education. 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 $22,000 (students within the Academic Common Market, including KY, AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MD, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV) or $48,000 (everyone else). Furthermore, the ancillary costs of 18 months in Lexington (cost of living index: 92) is considerably lower than 24 months in the cities that host these competing programs. Please note that students in the Academic Common Market but outside Kentucky need to work with their state ACM coordinator.
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. This gives Patterson graduates the freedom to pursue whatever career they choose, without the crushing burden of long-term debt.