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International Tuition and Costs

» Cost of Attendance for International Graduate Students

This page provides cost information for international graduate students. This should help you:

  • Understand the cost of attending Chapman as an international student. If you plan to hold an F-1 student visa, this is also the amount of financial verification required for I-20 issuance for the academic year.
  • Plan for future years at Chapman.
  • Learn more about financial aid for international graduate students.

You can email gradadmit@chapman.edu with any questions you have about funding your graduate education.

Program Costs

Estimated annual tuition and fees for each program are listed below. Rates are subject to change each year. The Total Cost for your program is what you’ll need per year.


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Argyros School of Business & Economics

  • MBA*: $48,330 (Tuition) + $33,464 (Additional Costs) = $81,794 Total Cost
  • MBA/MFA Film and Television Production: $56,830 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $82,274 Total Cost
  • MBA/M.S. Food Science: $27,810 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $53,254 Total Cost
  • Executive MBA: $73,500 (Tuition) + $33,464 (Additional Costs) = $106,964 Total Cost
  • M.S. Behavioral and Computational Economics: $32,220 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $57,664 Total Cost
  • M.S. Accounting*: $45,600 (Tuition) + $33,464 (Additional Costs) = $79,064 Total Cost
  • M.S. Real Estate*: $27,360 (Tuition) + $33,464 (Additional Costs) = $60,824 Total Cost

* 12-month program

Attallah College of Educational Studies

  • Ph.D. Education: $27,180 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $52,624 Total Cost
  • M.A. School Counseling: $18,450 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $43,894 Total Cost
  • Ed.S. School Psychology: $18,450 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $43,894 Total Cost
  • M.A. Leadership Development: $18,450 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $43,894 Total Cost
  • M.A. Special Education: $18,450 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $43,894 Total Cost
  • M.A. Teaching: $18,450 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $43,894 Total Cost

College of Performing Arts

  • M.M. Keyboard Collaborative Arts: $17,640 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $43,084 Total Cost

Crean College of Health & Behavioral Sciences

  • M.S. Communication Sciences and Disorders*: $35,358 (Tuition) + $33,464 (Additional Costs) = $68,822 Total Cost
  • DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy): $48,852 (Tuition) + $33,464 (Additional Costs) = $82,316 Total Cost
  • M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy: $22,320 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $47,764 Total Cost

* 12-month program

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

  • M.A. Film Studies: $25,830 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $51,274 Total Cost
  • MFA Film Production: $46,010 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $71,454 Total Cost
  • MFA Film and Television Producing: $47,678 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $73,122 Total Cost
  • MFA Screenwriting: $47,678 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $73,122 Total Cost
  • MFA Production Design: $47,678 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $73,122 Total Cost
  • MBA/MFA Film and Television Producing: $57,580 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $83,024 Total Cost
  • JD/MFA Film and Television Producing: $53,572 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $79,016 Total Cost
  • MFA Documentary Filmmaking: $47,678 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $73,122 Total Cost
  • MFA Television Writing and Producing: $47,678 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $73,122 Total Cost

Fowler School of Law

  • Fowler School of Law: $56,360 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $81,804 Total Cost

Schmid College of Science and Technology

  • M.S. Food Science: $19,710 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $45,154 Total Cost
  • M.S./MBA Food Science: $27,810 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $53,254 Total Cost
  • M.S. Computational and Data Sciences: $30,510 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) + $55,954 Total Cost
  • Ph.D. Computational and Data Sciences: $30,510 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) + $55,954 Total Cost

School of Communication

  • M.S. Health and Strategic Communication: $35,550 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs)= $60,994 Total Cost
  • Ph.D. Communication: $21,330 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $46,774 Total Cost

School of Pharmacy

  • M.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences: $38,700 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $64,144 Total Cost
  • Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Sciences: $38,700 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $64,144 Total Cost
  • Doctor of Pharmacy*: $78,510 (Tuition) + $33,464 (Additional Costs) = $111,974 Total Cost

* 12-month program

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • M.A. English: $18,630 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $44,074 Total Cost
  • MFA Creative Writing: $18,630 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $44,074 Total Cost
  • M.A. International Studies: $24,210 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $49,654 Total Cost
  • M.A. War and Society: $18,630 (Tuition) + $25,444 (Additional Costs) = $44,074 Total Cost

Extended Education

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: $7,200 (Tuition)

Additional Costs

In addition to tuition, you will need to plan for room/board, required fees, health insurance, books and other expenses. Estimates for these expenses are listed below. 

All international students studying in the U.S. are required to have health insurance (whether it is their own or what is offered by Chapman University).


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9-Month Budget Estimate

  • Tuition: Varies by Program (see Program Costs)
  • Room/Board: $21,530
  • Health Center Services Annual Fee and Parking Permit: $614
  • Health Insurance: $2,040
  • Books/Other: $1,260
  • Total: $25,444

12-Month Budget Estimate

  • Tuition: Varies by Program (see Program Costs)
  • Room/Board: $28,710
  • Health Center Services Annual Fee and Parking Permit: $614
  • Health Insurance: $2,040
  • Books/Other: $2,100
  • Total: $33,464

Cost of Attendance for Dependents

If you plan to bring your family members, you will be required to verify additional funds for their living expenses. Here are the estimated expenses for each accompanying dependent:

  • First dependent: $5,000 per year
  • Each additional dependent: $2,000 per year

Financial Aid for International Graduate Students

Merit-based program scholarships are available to qualified international students. Merit scholarships are awarded based upon the competitiveness of the application and at the discretion of the Department Committee.

Chapman does not offer need-based aid for graduate international applicants.

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