Estimated Costs

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In the child life studies graduate program, total costs vary depending on:

  • The track you take.
    • Standard track: 44 credit hours
    • Advanced or Accelerated track: 35 credit hours
  • How many credit hours you take each semester.
Standard track


Accelerated or Advanced Track


Cost breakdown

Because this program has a 100% online format, tuition and fees are charged at the same rate whether you're an in-state or out-of-state student.

Tuition and fees
Item Standard Accelerated/Advanced
Estimated totals for entire program $16,755 $13,392
Tuition $15,312 $12,180
Student service fees (varies depending on credit hours taken each semester) $1,463 $1,212

Actual costs may vary

The figures provided are estimates for planning purposes only and are subject to change. These estimates do not represent your final cost at Missouri State; actual expenses vary by student, based on credit hours, academic program, lifestyle and other factors.

For official tuition rates, per credit hour costs or fee explanations, please refer to the detailed tuition and fees.