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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 615.966.1005 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 $996
Business Master of Accountancy $1,220
  Master of Business Administration $1,380
  Master of Management $1,200
Civic Leadership Master of Arts $1,290
Computing and Technology Master of Science $1,263
  Certificate Programs $1,263
Conflict Management Master of Arts $1,290
  Certificate Program $1,290
Education Doctor of Education $953
  Master of Education $953
  Endorsement and Licensure Programs $953
  Education Specialist $953
Exercise and Nutrition Science Master of Science $985
Film and Creative Media Master of Arts $1,013
  Master of Fine Arts $1,013
Leadership and Public Service Master of Arts $1,290
Pharmacy and Health Sciences Doctor of Pharmacy $37,938/yr
  Master of Management (Dual Degree) $1,200
  Master of Science (Health Care Informatics) $1,030
  Certificate Program (Health Care Informatics) $1,030
Physician Assistant Master of Physician Assistant Studies See Program
Professional Studies Master of Professional Studies $982
  Certificate Program $982
Psychology and Counseling Master of Marriage and Family Therapy $981
  Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling $943
  Master of Science in Psychology $943
Sustainability Master of Science $1,290
  Certificate Program $1,290
Theology Doctor of Ministry $333
  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)