Estimated Costs

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Graduate tuition, costs and fees

Cost breakdown

Tuition and fees
Item In-state


Estimated totals $61,829 $99,152
Tuition $37,521 $74,844*
Student service fees $5,467 $5,467
MCHHS enrollment fees $2,970 $2,970
Program fees (9 semesters) $12,600 $12,600
Course fee (OTE 645 Anatomy) $255 $255
Books and supplies $3,000 $3,000
Family Care Safety Registry check $16 $16

*Out-of-state students may qualify for reduced tuition through the Midwest Student Exchange Program or MOGO Scholarship.


  • All students must submit a non-refundable confirmation fee of $500 to the occupational therapy program, to reserve a seat in the incoming class prior to their first fall semester.  Upon matriculation into the OTD program, this fee will be applied to fall semester tuition.
  • In some cases, out-of-state students may be able to apply for in-state residency, which offers a lower tuition cost. Review how to apply for in-state residency.

Actual costs may vary

The figures provided are estimates for planning purposes only and are subject to change. These estimates do not represent your final cost at Missouri State; actual expenses vary by student, based on credit hours, academic program, lifestyle and other factors.

For official tuition rates, per credit hour costs or fee explanations, please refer to the detailed tuition and fees.