Per credit tuition rates for M. Ed. and Certificate programs

  • The current cost per credit hour for this program is $413/credit in state and $423/credit out of state (Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Spring 2025). Please go to The Graduate School website to view the current estimated program cost (estimated based on the number of credits required to complete programs and current tuition rates).

  • Apply for Financial Aid (Master's seeking students only)

  • Student Installment Payment Plans (administered by the University Business Office)

  • Please go to the Cost of Attendance Calculator to see the estimated cost of attendance for your program of study.

**Please note: Educational Leadership tuition rates are set annually by the Dean of the College of Education.

Transfer Credits from a Certificate Program to a Related M. Ed. Degree

Credits in the Educational Leadership certificate program may be transferred into the M.Ed. degree program with a concentration in Educational Leadership. To request this, complete the Approval of Transfer Credit Form, obtain the correct signatures from the M. Ed. program, and submit it to your advisor and then the Graduate School.

Transfer Credits into a Certificate Program

A grade of “B” or better must be earned in courses requested for transfer credit. Courses taken for pass/fail or satisfactory/unsatisfactory grades will not be accepted for transfer graduate credit. Under no circumstances will more than one-half of the total graduate credits required for completion of a program be considered for transfer/inclusion in the student’s program of study. Transfer credit applications must be approved by the student’s advisor, academic unit head and Outreach & Engagement. Visit the Approval of Transfer Credit/Waiver Form for Certificate Programs form to learn more and make your request.

Financial Aid for Master's Degree Students

Financial Aid is available to master's degree students only. Military applicants should review this site for additional information:

At James Madison University, we recognize the financial commitment and investment that comes with continuing your education. The Office of Financial Aid provides students with the information they need to facilitate decisions on their financing and borrowing options. 

For additional details and information on financial aid for graduate students, please click here.

To learn more about applying for Financial Aid and to see our loan repayment calculators, visit JMU’s financial aid website.

JMU also offers a host of exclusive scholarship, travel, veteran, and general graduate school funding opportunities. For more information about these programs, visit our Financial Aid page.

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