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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 2018-2019 school year.

Graduate Area Program Per Hour
Biomolecular Science Master of Science $1,080
Business Master of Accountancy $1,250
  Master of Business Administration $1,350
  Master of Health Administration $950
  Master of Management $950
Computing and Technology Master of Science $1,288
  Certificate Programs $1,288
Conflict Management Master of Arts $1,091
  Certificate Program $1,091
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) $950
  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
Sustainability Master of Science $1,091
  Certificate Program $1,091
Theology Doctor of Ministry $346
  Master of Arts in Christian Ministry $525
  Master of Divinity $525
  Master of Theological Studies $525

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