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Program Cost

As a public institution, we pride ourselves on providing a quality education that remains affordable to students. The table below includes approximate costs of the entire MA degree based on current 2022-2023 tuition rates. Please note that these rates do not include the international student fee ($130 each in fall and spring, $65 in summer) or the cost of campus healthcare. Tuition and fee rates also vary slightly from one year to the next, meaning costs for the 2023-2024 academic year may increase slightly.

UIC tuition costs are determined based on a number of factors, including in-state versus out-of-state student residency as well as the total number of credits taken per term. Typically, MA courses are 4 credits each.

Approximate Costs for the Complete MA Degree Heading link

Total in-state tuition and fees Total out-of-state tuition and fees
Accelerated $19,420 $35,908
Summer courses waived $21,157 $38,744
Extended - PhD Prep plan $27,213 $50,296
Extended - Employed plan 1 $24,991 $45,876
Extended - Employed plan 2 $26,118 $47,004