Tuition and Fees

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Tuition and Fees by Academic Program

2017-2018 TUITION




FALL 2017

$5,815 $12,665 $12,665


$6,015 $11,255 $11,255

*FALL 2018

(Third semester only)

$6,500 **$6,500 $13,500


(includes student fees)

$18,330 $30,420 ***$37,420

Please note that the tuition and fees listed above are based on 15 credits in the fall and 13 credits in the spring. To view the additional costs per credit, please view the Graduate Center’s Tuition and Fees page online.

* Estimated tuition cost as of Fall 2017. Subject to change.
** Out-of-state residents who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may qualify for in-state tuition in their third semester, if they become legal residents of New York State.
*** International students are not eligible for federal student aid (FAFSA).

See information about what is required for New York State residency. Please scroll down to the bottom, click on Petition for a Change of Residency, then click on the City University Residency form. This form will provide you a list of required documentation to verify your New York State residency status.

Breakdown of student fees for the M.A. in Journalism (including the Spanish-language concentration)

The Graduate School of Journalism will charge $1,380 in fees for the first two semesters and $590 in fees during the third semester for full-time students. The breakdown of these fees is as follows:

Full-time Less than 12 credits
January Academy Fee $200 spring semester only $100 second semester only
Consolidated Fee $15 per semester $15 per semester
Technology Fee $125 per semester $62.50 per semester
Program Materials Fee $400 per semester $200 per semester
Student Activity Fee $50 per semester $50 per semester

January Academy fee: covers the cost of workshops offered between the first and second semesters.

Consolidated fee: ensures the continuation, expansion, and establishment of critical university-wide services including but not limited to: the processing of financial aid applications, the immunization program, the job location /development program and other services.

Technology fee: helps defray the cost of electronic databases, computer hardware and software, help desk service, and computer and network maintenance.

Program Materials fee: covers the cost of providing students with state-of-the-art audio and video equipment, portable multimedia packs, a variety of news data streams, editing suites, classrooms wired for webcasting, and a fully equipped newsroom.

Student Activity fee: covers costs associated with extracurricular education programs such as a journalism speakers series, a journalism film series, special skills workshops and other events requested by students.

M.A. in Journalism Tuition Comparison Charts by Residency

This is how much it will cost you in tuition to complete a master’s degree in journalism. Please note that the following tuition costs are based on each school’s estimates for in-state residents in the 2017-2018 year. Additional non-tuition fees are not included. Data from September 2017.