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ADMISSION & AID

Tuition

We know that cost is an important consideration as you choose a graduate program.

Our prospective student advisors are available to speak with you about tuition costs and financial resources offered through the School of Education. Reach out to us at (415) 422-5467 or schoolofeducation@usfca.edu with any questions you have.

Tuition costs for the first and second years may vary based on the number of units completed in the first year. Second-year tuition is based on the number of units x new tuition rate in that year.

The details below are estimates based on typical student enrollment. For many programs, the number of units a student can choose to take each semester will vary. Contact schoolofeducation@usfca.edu if you have specific questions about your program of interest.

The following rates are effective as of Fall 2022:

program cost per unit 1st year units 2nd year units

Catholic Educational Leadership EdD

$1,405

15

15

Catholic Educational Leadership MA

$1,250

18

12

Catholic Educational Leadership-Certificate only

$1,250

9

6

Counseling Psychology - concentration in Marriage & Family Therapy MA - 2 year

$1,250

33

27

Counseling Psychology - concentration in Marriage & Family Therapy MA - 3 year

$1,250

27

25

Counseling Psychology - concentration in School Counseling/PPS Credential MA

$1,065

27

22

Educational Technology MA

$1,250

18

12

Educational Technology - Certificate only

$1,250

6

6

Educational Technology with Credential MA

$1,065

22-29 *

13

Higher Education & Student Affairs MA

$1,250

18

12

Human Rights Education MA

$1,250

18

12

International & Multicultural Education EdD

$1,405

12

12

International & Multicultural Education MA

$1,250

18

12

Learning & Instruction EdD

$1,405

12

12

Organization & Leadership EdD

$1,405

15

15

Organization & Leadership MA

$1,250

18

12

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential with Organization & Leadership MA

$1,065

24

6

Special Education with Credential MA

$1,065

27

15

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages MA

$1,250

18

12

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with Credential MA

$1,065

22-29 *

13

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - Certificate Only

$1,250

9

6

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with concentration in Educational Technology with MA

$1,250

18

15

Teaching Reading with Certificate MA

$1,250

15

15

Teaching Reading with Certificate and Credential MA

$1,065

22-28 *

21

Teaching Reading - Certificate Only

$1,250

11

3

Teaching with Credential MAT

$1,065

22-29 *

13

Teaching with Credential -- Catholic School Teaching

$1,065

22-29 *

16

Teaching with Credential - San Francisco Teacher Residency (SFTR)

$635

34-40 *

6

Teaching with Credential - Urban Education & Social Justice (UESJ)

$1,065

22-29 *

13

 McGrath Institute scholarship available for up to 6 units each year
* Actual number of units varies by credential

Completed during second summer

Notes

  1. Tuition rates and fees are subject to change and typically increase slightly each year. Additional tuition and fees may apply, estimate based on anticipated registered hours. More information can be found about tuition and graduate student fees on the university tuition and fees schedule.
  2. SFUSD Employees entering the Teacher Education or Special Education programs are eligible for a discounted tuition rate if they meet the following criteria:
    • candidates are paraprofessionals, emergency-credentialed teachers, or long-term substitute teachers in 2018-19
    • candidates will continue to be employed as such (or they become interns) during their enrollment in the USF program in 2019-21
    • candidates plan to teach in SFUSD for at least 3 years thereafter
  3. The USF School of Education offers a 40% reduced Catholic Educator’s Reduced Tuition Rate in order to increase the number and diversity of credentialed teachers in Catholic schools. This tuition rate is available for candidates who are in a teaching credential program or in a Reading Certificate program, and providing a needed service to Catholic schools. For more information, please review the Catholic Educator’s Reduced Tuition rate description.

Mandatory Fees

  • Association of Graduate Students USF (AGSUSF) - $35 per semester; $70 per year for all School of Education students.
  • Student Health Insurance - Please visit the Health Promotion Service website for complete information.

Billing Information

USF's Student Accounts Office located in the Student Enrollment Services Office offers many payment options to facilitate tuition payment. Accepted methods of payment include personal checks, money orders, and bank wire transfers. The Student Enrollment Services website provides complete information about additional payment options, the payment plan, billing and tuition payment due dates. The Office of Student Accounts in Lone Mountain Room 200 may be reached by phone at (415) 422-2571 or by email at studentaccounts@usfca.edu.