Tuition and Fees - Master of Science in Nursing

Tuition and Fee General Information

A great investment and a great value.

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.

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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.

The total program cost estimates are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual courses 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 have been calculated as of the 2023-24 academic year.

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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Online Master of Science in Nursing

The tables below estimate the total cost for the completion of the program. Total cost estimates account for tuition, fees, course materials, and one-time fees for students beginning a program during the 2023-2024 academic year. Estimates do not include financial aid, scholarships, or grants. 

Estimates are based on the expenses typical of a Master of Science in Nursing student, who takes five or eight semesters to complete the 55-to-63-credit program. Actual costs and number of credits required may vary based on the desired specialty. For more information on the courses and curriculum, visit the department’s page or request more information

Estimated Total Cost of Completion

Full Time, 63 Credits in 5 Semesters | Estimated Total Cost of Completion

Ohio Residents $52,904.70 $10,580.94
Non-Residents $53,904.70 $10,780.94

Tuition and Fees

Instructional Fees $972.50 per credit hour
General Fees $29.88 per credit hour
Program Fees $156.20 per credit hour
Nursing Distance Learning Fees $190 per semester
Distance Learning Fees $100 per semester
Non-Resident Surcharge $200 per semester

Additional Program Costs

Application Fee $60 one-time fee ($70 for international students)
Textbooks & Course Materials $3,250 total (may vary)
RN Licensure * $68.50 one-time fee
Immunizations ** $865 one-time fe
Background Check $62 one-time fee
Drug Screen ** $35 one-time fee
CPR BLS Certification *** $50 (renewed every two years)
Equipment Fees $721 one-time fee (headset, white lab jacket, and advanced diagnostic tools; students may use materials they already own if they meet the standards)

Estimated Cost Based on Alternative Program Completion Pathways

Part Time, 63 Credits in 8 Semesters | Estimated Total Cost of Completion

Ohio Residents $80,422.04 $8,400.06 - $9,558.64
Non-Residents $82,022.04 $8,600.06 - $9,758.64


*Cost of RN license based on Ohio Board of Nursing requirements. Renewal of license occurs biannually. Cost and renewal process dependent upon each state's Board of Nursing.

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

***The College of Nursing pays for any drug screen completed at Ohio State's Student Health Center.