Graduate Programs Tuition

A special tuition rate of $555 per credit hour is available to students in the M.Ed. or M.A. programs, and a rate of $630 per credit hour is available to students in the Graduate Certificate program.

The graduate degree programs (M.Ed. and M.A. in Humane Education) are 36 credits.

The Graduate Certificate program is 15 credits.

Cost for M.Ed. and M.A. degree:

36 credits at $555 per credit = $19,980

Cost for certificate program:

15 credits at $630 per credit = $9,450

Additional costs

A one-week residency is required for the M.Ed. and M.A. programs. Learn more about the Summer Residency here.

The general fee for full-time graduate students is $41 per semester.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Federal loans are available through the Valparaiso University Financial Aid Office for M.Ed. or M.A. students taking five or more credits per semester.

Federal loans are available to help cover the costs of tuition and expenses for incoming domestic students. Be sure to complete your FAFSA online if you are interested in applying for a student loan.

Additional information from Valparaiso University on scholarships, assistantships, and employment is available here. Direct inquiries regarding financial aid can be sent to Ann Weitgenant, the Associate Director of Financial Aid, at

Some scholarship funds are available through IHE for Summer Residency attendees.