Cost to Attend

Tuition in GLS is set independently from that of the rest of The Graduate School and is based on a per unit (also referred to as a "credit") rate. GLS students have the option of part- or full-time study three semesters (fall, spring, summer) per year. Tuition rates are subject to change each year but typically increase by no more than 4% annually. Tuition for the 2023-24 academic year is $1,430 per unit (also referred to as a "credit"), or $4,290 per 3-unit course.

In addition to tuition, all students pay a one-time Transcript Fee. Full-time students also must pay the following fees: the Health Fee, the Graduate Student Services Fee, the Activity Fee, the Recreation Fee, plus Health Insurance. If a student is not enrolled in courses during the fall or spring terms, they must register in Continuation (CTN) and pay a $200 Continuation Fee.  This ensures that a student is continuously registered in The Graduate School.

Depending upon placement exam results, most international students whose first language is not English are also required to take an additional one or two English for International Students courses. These pass-fail courses do not count towards the GLS degree, but are charged at the same per-unit rate as other GLS courses, so please factor that into your total tuition costs.

Below is the 2023-2024 Estimated Cost of Attendance table for full-time students based on a full course load of 9 units (3 courses) each in the fall and spring terms. Part-time students may take one or two courses per term at the cost of $4,290 per 3-unit course.

2023-2024 Estimated Cost of Attendance