Graduate Tuition and Fees

MFA in Visual Studies (60 credits)
MFA in Collaborative Design (60 credits)
MFA in Print Media (60 credits)

While the full tuition price is $37,200, the average tuition cost is less than $27,000 because of PNCA scholarships.

Tuition (’18-19) $37,200 per year
$18,600 per semester
Student Activity fee $200 per year
$100 per semester
Technology fee $450 per year
$225 per semester
Health Insurance *  $1,350 per semester (waived if you document non-PNCA coverage) (Estimate)
 Health Ins. Waiver (will email)

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MFA in Applied Craft + Design (60 credits)

While the full tuition price is $36,500, the average tuition cost is less than $26,000 because of PNCA scholarships.

Tuition ('18-19) $36,500 per year
$18,250 per semester
Department Resource Fee No longer charged
Student Activity fee $200 per year
$100 per semester
Technology fee $450 per year
$225 per semester
Health Insurance *  $1,350 per semester (waived if you document non-PNCA coverage) (estimate)
 Health Ins. Waiver (will email)

MA in Critical Studies (45 credits)

While the full tuition price is $28,900, the average tuition cost is less than $21,000 because of PNCA scholarships.

Tuition (’18-19) $28,900 per year
Department Resource Fee No longer charged
Student Activity fee $200 per year
$100 per semester
Technology fee $450 per year
$225 per semester
Health Insurance *  (’18-19) $1,350 per semester (waived if you document non-PNCA coverage) (estimate)
 Health Ins. Waiver (will email)

MA Design Systems

While the full tuition price is $24,800, the average tuition cost is less than $18,000 because of PNCA scholarships.

Program costs published below apply to MA students enrolling in the Design Systems programs.

Tuition (’18-19) $24,800 per year
Student Activity fee $200 per year
Technology fee $450 per year

 

Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies (60 credits)

Program costs published below apply to MFA students enrolling in the Low-Residency Visual Studies program.

Tuition + Fees ('18-19)  
Program costs are charged on a per-credit basis at $1,120 per credit. The full tuition for the entire program is $67,200. PNCA scholarships are available. 

Not included in costs above:

  • Required Health Insurance, $2,700 estimated per year
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Books & Supplies

Dual MFA/MA in Critical Studies

While the full tuition price is $31,740, the average tuition cost is less than $23,000 because of PNCA scholarships.

Tuition (’18-19) $31,740 per year
Department Resource Fee No longer charged
Student Activity fee $200 per year
$100 per semester
Technology fee $450 per year
$225 per semester
Health Insurance *  (’18-19) $1,350 per semester (waived if you document non-PNCA coverage) (estimate)
 Health Ins. Waiver (will email)

 

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are due in full prior to the start of each semester. Deferred payments may be allowed on a case by case basis. Balances must be paid in full on or before the last day of class during the semester for which tuition payments have been deferred. A service fee will be charged for any deferred payments.