Tuition & Fees for the 2015-2016 Academic Year

Graduate Students

Tuition for graduate studies at Valparaiso University is extremely competitive. As one of the highest ranked institutions in the Midwest, our costs are lower than many other private universities in the region. Here are the per credit hour costs for our graduate degree programs. The total cost of a graduate degree varies by the specific requirements of each graduate program. Please consult the Graduate Catalog or contact the Graduate School directly for detailed credit hour requirements and any other associated fees.

2015-2016 Graduate Tuition, Per Credit Hour


Credit Hour Fee

Graduate degrees – Master’s programs


Graduate courses – Certificate programs


Master of Science in Nursing


Doctor of Nursing Practice


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

$2,500 per 3 credit course

Master of Education in Humane Education


Master of Arts in Humane Education


Financial Aid for Graduate Students
Certain graduate programs offer a limited number of scholarships and assistantships, which may vary by year. In addition, many graduate students at Valparaiso University finance their education through loan programs, both federal direct loans and private loans. To learn more about these loans and financial aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid by phone at 1-888-GO-VALPO (1-888-468-2576), by email at, or by visiting their website at