Tuition costs for a master's degree program can range from $10,000 to $45,000 per academic year. Prices depend on the school, the student's state residency status and the degree program.
For the 2015-2016 academic year, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville charges $6,178 per quarter for in-state students and $15,387 for out-of-state students.
The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor charges $10,319 per term for Michigan residents in its liberal arts master's programs and $20,844 for non-residents. Michigan residents in the Master's of Business Administration program pay $28,295, while non-residents pay $30,795 per term.
At La Salle University in Philadelphia, students pay for each credit hour. The master's in theology and ministry costs only $440 per credit hour, while a master's in history costs $715 per credit hour, and one in computer information science costs $850 for each credit hour. MBA students pay $11,175 per semester. La Salle does not have different tuition fees for residents and non-residents, as it is a private university.