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 2020*:

program cost per unit first year units second year units

Catholic Educational Leadership EdD

$1,370 (McGrath Institute scholarship available for up to 6 units each year)

15 units

15 units

Catholic Educational Leadership MA

$1,215 (McGrath Institute scholarship available for up to 6 units each year)

18 units

12 units

Catholic Educational Leadership-Certificate only

$1,215 (McGrath Institute scholarship available for up to 6 units each year)

9 units

6 units

Counseling Psychology - concentration in Marriage & Family Therapy MA

$1,215

33 units

27 units

Counseling Psychology - concentration in School Counseling/PPS Credential MA

$1,035

27 units

22 units

Educational Technology MA

$1,215

18 units

12 units

Educational Technology - Certificate only

$1,215

6 units

6 units

Educational Technology with Credential MA

$1,035

22-29 units (varies by credential type)

13 units

Higher Education & Student Affairs MA

$1,215

18 units

12 units

Human Rights Education MA

$1,215

18 units

12 units

International & Multicultural Education EdD

$1,370

12 units

12 units

International & Multicultural Education MA

$1,215

18 units

12 units

Learning & Instruction EdD

$1,370

12 units

12 units

Organization & Leadership EdD

$1,370

15 units

15 units

Organization & Leadership MA

$1,215

18 units

12 units

Preliminary Administrative Services Credential with Organization & Leadership MA

$1,035

24 units

6 units (completed during second summer of enrollment)

Special Education with Credential MA

$1,035

27 units

15 units

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages MA

$1,215

18 units

12 units

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with Credential MA

$1,035

22-29 units (varies by credential type)

13 units

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - Certificate Only

$1,215

9 units

6 units

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

$1,215

18 units

15 units

Teaching Reading with Certificate MA

$1,215

15 units

15 units

Teaching Reading with Certificate and Credential MA

$1,035

22-28 units (varies by credential type)

21 units

Teaching Reading - Certificate Only

$1,215

11 units

3 units

Teaching with Credential MAT

$1,035

22-29 units (varies by credential type)

13 units

Teaching with Credential -- Catholic School Teaching

$1,035

22-29 units (varies by credential type)

16 units

Teaching with Credential - San Francisco Teacher Residency (SFTR)

$629

34-40 units (varies by credential type)

6 (completed during second summer of enrollment)

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

$1,035

22-29 units (varies by credential type)

13 units

EARCOS

$620

   
 

*Please note that 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.

**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

***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) - $25 per semester; $50 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.