Tuition & Fees

2020-2021 Graduate Tuition 

Tuition rates are listed below. Tuition for part-time programs is calculated on a per credit rate.

Tuition rates for international students are the same as for out-of-state students. Per credit rates apply to Winter and Summer semesters as well as any semester where course load is equal to less than 9 credit hours. 

For complete details on current tuition rates and fees, please visit the Bursar's Tuition and Fees pages.

Type of Cost

New York State Resident (Per Semester)

Non-Resident (Per Semester)

Full-Time Tuition (9+ credits)

$5771.00

$11,793.00

Part-Time (per credit)

$481.00

$983.00

Full-Time Fees (9+ credits)

approximately $450 per semester

approximately $450 per semester

Part-Time Fees

Per credit fees: $24.21

Per semester fees: $90.00

Per credit fees: $24.21

Per semester fees: $90.00

The average Fall semester bill (tuition, fees, health insurance) for a full-time non-resident student entering in Fall 2020 was $13,106.

The average Fall semester bill (tuition, fees, health insurance) for a full-time NY State resident student entering in Fall 2020 was $7084.

The average Fall semester bill   (tuition & fees) for  a  part-time non-resident  student entering in Fall 2020 was  $6437 .

The average Fall semester bill (tuition & fees) for a part-time NY State resident student entering in Fall 2020 was $3243.

Program-Specific Costs

When determining the cost of attendance for your program, please note that some programs may have supplemental out-of-pocket expenses outside of tuition and mandatory fees. These costs may include: books and supplies, professional memberships, travel, and personal expenses. These costs vary by program and may not be included in the overall Cost of Attendance as determined by the Office of Financial Aid. 

Books and instructional materials: Approximately $500 per year.

MacBook: Estimated at $1,800 (August of first year).

Companies/students should budget for any “over and above” travel and expense related costs (airfare, meals, etc.) relating to first-year Europe (approx. $7,500) and second-year west coast and Asia trips (approx. $11,000).

Printing/Fabrication: Approximately $1,000.

Travel: Approximately $700–$900 for travel and accommodations to Las Vegas for the Exhibitor Show in March. Students may attend optional conferences at an additional cost. 

Memberships: Approximately $60 for program-specific industry organization membership.

Texts/Reading Material: Approximately $300–400 for texts that you will only be able to get in print format. Faculty try to provide reading requirements in digital format as much as possible.

In addition to the cost of tuition, program costs include international seminar travel expenses of approximately $3,500 for London/Milan (winter session) and an additional $3,500 for the Summer Seminar (location TBD). These figures are approximations and will vary according to individual spending habits. 

It is recommended to budget approximately $4,000 per trip for the Paris and Hong Kong seminars, and $3,000 for Mexico City. The cost of seminars in not included in tuition.

An additional administrative fee of $500 for all seminars will be required.  

These figures are approximations and will vary according to individual spending habits. 

In the first year of study, the class takes a day trip to the Norman Rockwell Museum. There is a nominal fee for the bus and admission to the museum.

At the end of the second year of study, the class travels as a group to Los Angeles. Each student is responsible for the cost of travel, food, and lodging during the trip.

It is important to be mindful that as a graduate student, you may incur individual expenses. These are not included in your cost of attendance and may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances .