• Graduate Costs

    At Worcester State University, we are committed to providing a high-quality, affordable college education to our students. Worcester State is ranked a “Best Value” college by the Princeton Review and is the only Massachusetts State University to earn a “Best in the Northeast” for 16 consecutive years. Below are our Graduate School costs:

    Graduate Tuition (per credit): $169.00
    Graduate Fees (per credit): $153.00
    Total Graduate Cost (per 3-credit course): $966.00

    Special Fees

    • Student Teaching: $75.00 per course
    • Lab Instruction: $90.00 per course
    • Fieldwork Supervision: $15.00 per credit
    • Internship: $15.00 per credit
    • Practicum: $15.00 per credit
    • Art Model Fee: $25.00 per course
    • Applied Music Fee: $260.00 per course
    • Application Fee: $50.00
    • Transcript: $10.00 per copy

    Tuition and fees are payable at the time of registration and may be made by bank check, money order, personal check, or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express); cash is not accepted.

    Course Cancellation/Processing of Tuition Refunds

    Worcester State University reserves the right to cancel any course for which there is insufficient enrollment. Students may transfer to another course by completing appropriate forms in the Registrar’s Office. Processing of tuition refunds takes 2 to 4 weeks. Refunds are sent to the student at his/her address of record.

    Note: Worcester State University’s graduate tuition and fees, methods of payment, and refund policies are in effect at the time of publication. They are subject to change by the Board of Trustees.

    Adding or Dropping a Course

    Students may add/drop courses in accordance with the deadline published in the program's academic calendar. It is the student’s responsibility to return the completed form(s) to the Registrar’s Office/Graduate School. After the deadline, students wishing to drop a course must follow the procedure for withdrawal.

    Withdrawal From Courses (W)

    A student may withdraw from a course in accordance with the deadline published in the program's academic calendar. Choosing to withdraw is a serious matter which may affect a student’s class standing, full-time status, financial aid, etc. A student considering such a step should seek advice from the instructor or the faculty advisor. To withdraw from a course, a student must obtain a Course Withdrawal Form from the Registrar’s Office or website and follow the prescribed steps. Mere non-attendance at class does not constitute official withdrawal and may result in a failing grade.

    In cases of academic dishonesty, the W grade may be reversed.

    All “W” grades are permanently recorded on the student’s transcript. A student who withdraws from all courses will be considered withdrawn from Worcester State University, and must file a formal intent to withdraw with the Graduate School.

    Students who receive any form of financial aid or veterans educational benefits should consult with the respective office PRIOR to dropping or withdrawing from a course. Reducing credit hour load may adversely affect eligibility to receive financial aid or veterans educational benefits. In addition, most private insurance companies require that students be full-time to be eligible for coverage.