Tuition and Fees - Nursing - Master of Science

Tuition and Fee General Information

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Paying for college is a big financial commitment. At Ohio State, the credentials you earn will be from one of the top public universities in the country and earning your credential online makes it a great value as well as a great investment in your future.

Tuition varies by program and the number of credits you’re enrolled in. Find tuition rates on the registrar’s website. No matter if you are an in-state or out-of-state student, all United States residents and graduate students (international or U.S. residents) enrolled in our distance education courses pay in-state tuition rates. You’ll pay an additional $100 (Ohio residents) or $105 (non-residents) distance fee per term and any program-specific fees. International undergraduate students will also be assessed a $500 fee per term. Graduate international students will not be charged this fee. Site-based fees, such as the recreational fee and COTA bus service, do not apply to distance students.

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Program-Specific Tuition and Fee Information

To help you gather an estimate of the total costs, select your program from the drop-down menu below.

Note that other fees may apply for dropped courses, late payments, re-enrollments, student health insurance, etc. Additionally, programs that require internship, practicum, clinical, orientations, study abroad, or other on-site components may have additional fees and non-resident charges during the applicable semester. For full fee information visit the registrar’s website.  To explore Financial Aid options and information visit the Student Financial Aid website.

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Nursing - Master of Science

The table below estimates a total cost for the completion of the degree program, including both university and program-specific fees.  

Estimates are based upon the Nursing - Master of Science program, which is roughly 55-63 credits in length, depending on chosen specialty, and can be completed in full-time or part-time status. Estimates below are based on completion of 63 credits in five semesters as a full-time student. Actual costs and length of time will vary based on desired specialty. For more information on the courses and curriculum visit the department’s page. You might also reference the Total Cost Calculation Guide for help in making your own calculations based on your own degree completion plan.

University Cost Estimates

FEE COST for full-time (5 semesters) cost for part-time (8 semesters) 
Application Fee*Ohio State alumni qualify for an application fee waiver. Visit online.osu.edu/alumni for more information. $60 (one-time fee) $60 (one-time fee)
Acceptance Fee

$250 (applied towards tuition)

$250 (applied towards tuition)
Total $60 $60

Program Cost Estimates

Fee cost for full-time (5 semesters) cost for part-time (8 semesters)
Instructional Fees * For 8+ credits a flat rate is applied. Tuition and fees prorated below 8 credits. Please visit the registrar.osu.edu Fee Table to view totals. $28,900 $38,292.50
General Fee ** For 8+ credits a flat rate is applied. Tuition and fees prorated below 8 credits. Please visit the registrar.osu.edu Fee Table to view totals. $920 $1,219
Program Fee *** For 8+ credits a flat rate is applied. Tuition and fees prorated below 8 credits. Please visit the registrar.osu.edu Fee Table to view totals. $6,248 $8,278.60
Distance Learning Fee $500 $800
Nursing Distance Learning Fee $950 $1,520
Non-Resident Fee $25 (non-Ohio residents only) $40 (non-Ohio residents only)
Total $37,518 $50,110.10

Additional Program Costs

FEE

Cost for Full-Time (5 semesters)

Cost for Part-Time (8 semesters) 
Textbook/Course Materials $3,250 (may vary) $5,200 (may vary)
RN Licensure * Cost of RN license based on the Ohio Board of Nursing requirements. Renewal of license occurs biannually. Cost and renewal process dependant upon each state's Board of Nursing.

$68.50 - $78.50 

$68.50 - $78.50 
Immunizations ** Total may vary based on a student's health insurance coverage. Students must complete Flu and TB test annually.

$865 (One-time cost)

$951 (One-time cost)
Background Check $62 (One-time cost) $62 (One-time cost)
Drug Screen ***Cost of Drug Screen is $0 if completed at the Student Health Center.
$35 - $100 (One-time cost) $35 - $100 (One-time cost)
CPR BLS Certification **** CPR BLS certification renewed every two years $50 $100 
Heatset $25 (One-time cost) $25 (One-time cost)

Advanced Diagnostic Tools ***** Students may use materials they already own if they meet the standards.

$675 (One-time cost) $675
White lab jacket $21 (One-time cost) $21 (One-time cost)
Total $5,126.50 $7,212.50

Total Cost Estimates

Total Cost Estimates Full-time ( 5 semesters) Part-time (8 semesters)
Ohio Residents $42,704.50 $57,382.60
Non-Ohio Residents $42,729.50 $57,422.60

The information provided is merely an estimate and NOT intended to calculate an individual’s exact net price to complete any program. These estimates are not final or binding.  The Ohio State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these estimated program cost any person.  Actual program costs are subject to change without notice. 

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  The Ohio State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

Estimates are calculated as of the 2018-2019 academic year.