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Affording a Graduate Education

Our mission is to help you transform your aspirations into reality—and we’re committed to holding up our side of that bargain, both academically and financially.

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Lipscomb believes in the value of the education we offer: we have some of the top programs in the state that have historically produced industry leaders. As a Lipscomb student, you’ll emerge with the breadth of skills you need to succeed in a changing global marketplace, and the value-driven perspective to improve your relational competencies and set you apart as an ethical leader. An investment in Lipscomb is an investment in your future: that’s why we strive to ensure that costs are not a barrier for our students.  

Lipscomb is proud to be a top school for return on investment and have a below-average student debt at graduation. That's because financial aid and even scholarships and assistantships to some programs are available to students. If you have questions or need help, feel free to contact us in the Office of Graduate Admissions at 615.966.1750 or You’re also welcome to contact the Office of Financial Aid at 615.966.1791 or

Types of Aid

Tuition By Program

Because each of our programs are unique in their formats, features and financial demands, graduate tuition rates vary by program. To make this information easier for you to track down, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of each graduate area’s tuition rate for the 2022-2023 school year.

Graduate Area Program Per Hour
Animation Master of Fine Arts $1,048
Archaeology Master of Arts $950
  Ph.D. $950
Biomolecular Science Master of Science $1,080
Business Master of Accountancy $1,250
  Master of Business Administration $1,395
  Master of Health Administration $1,135
  Master of Management $1,135
Cardiovascular Perfusion Master of Science $1,400
Conflict Management Master of Arts $1,091
  Certificate Program $1,091
Crisis, Emergency and Risk Communication Certificate Program $1,030
Health Care Communication Certificate Program $1,030
Intercultural Communication Certificate Program $1,030
Public Health Communication Certificate Program $1,030
Dietetic Internship Certificate Program $1,030
Education Doctor of Education $953
  Master of Education $953
  Endorsement and Licensure Programs $953
  Education Specialist $953
Exercise and Nutrition Science Master of Science $1,030
Film and Creative Media Master of Arts $1,048
  Master of Fine Arts $1,048
Leadership and Public Service Master of Arts $1,091
Pharmacy and Health Sciences Doctor of Pharmacy $37,938/yr
  Master of Management (Dual Degree) $1,135
  Master of Science (Health Care Informatics) $1,030
  Certificate Program (Health Care Informatics) $1,030
Physician Assistant Master of Physician Assistant Studies See Program
Psychology and Counseling Master of Marriage and Family Therapy $962
  Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling $962
  Master of Science in Psychology $962
Public Administration Master of Public Administration $1,091
Sustainability Master of Science $1,091
  Certificate Program $1,091
Theology Doctor of Ministry $346
  Master of Arts in Christian Ministry $540
  Master of Divinity $540
  Master of Theological Studies $540
User Experience Certificate Program $1,048

Graduate Audit Fee - per course (50% of the course's regular tuition)