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Your doctorate tuition at A-State is based on a variety of factors including where you live, how many hours you are enrolled in, and which college houses your selected major. In addition to your tuition costs, students pay fees to support campus facilities, equipment, and programs.

Calculating Your Tuition

To calculate your tuition, multiply the tuition per credit hour rate and the required hourly fees by the number of hours you are taking for a given semester. If you meet any of the required term fee or additional fees criteria, add them to your total number.

Course Fees

Please note that your tuition could vary based on fees associated with specific courses. These course fees can range from $5.00 - $255.00 per course.

Identity Compliance Fee

An Identity Compliance Fee of $10.00 per credit hour will be applied to all online courses excluding High School Concurrent courses or those offered in the Online MBA Program.

Waivers

A-State grants in-state tuition to students who qualify.

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For a detailed list of our tuition and fee information, review the tables below.


  • Arkansas State University Doctorate Programs

    Doctorate of Educational Leadership

     
    Costs
    In-State Tuition (per credit hour)
    $400.00
    Out-of-State Tuition ( per credit hour)
    $800.00
    International Tuition (per credit hour)
    $800.00
    Required Hourly Fees
    Academic Excellence Fee
    $8.25
    Access and Security Fee
    $4.00
    Athletic Fee
    $19.00
    Facilities Fee
    $4.00
    Technology Fee
    $10.00
    Infrastructure Fee
    $4.00
    Library Fee
    $6.00
    Student Recreation Fee
    $7.00
    Student Union Fee
    $10.00
    Deferred Maintenance Fee
    $3.00
    Total Per Credit Hour:
    $75.25
    Required Term Fees
    Arkansas Assessment Fee
    $5.00
    Student Activity Fee (3 or more hours)
    $20.00
    Total Per Term:
    $25.00
    The student activity is only charged in Fall & Spring terms.

    Doctorate of Environmental Sciences

     
    Costs
    In-State Tuition (per credit hour)
    $333.00
    Out-of-State Tuition ( per credit hour)
    $666.00
    International Tuition (per credit hour)
    $666.00
    Required Hourly Fees
    Academic Excellence Fee
    $8.25
    Access and Security Fee
    $4.00
    Athletic Fee
    $19.00
    Facilities Fee
    $4.00
    Technology Fee
    $10.00
    Infrastructure Fee
    $4.00
    Library Fee
    $6.00
    Student Recreation Fee
    $7.00
    Student Union Fee
    $10.00
    Deferred Maintenance Fee
    $3.00
    COSM Doctoral Support Fee
    $67.00
    Total Per Credit Hour:
    $142.25
    Required Term Fees
    Arkansas Assessment Fee
    $5.00
    Student Activity Fee (3 or more hours)
    $20.00
    Total Per Term:
    $25.00
    The student activity is only charged in Fall & Spring terms.

    Doctor of Heritage Studies

     
    Costs
    In-State Tuition (per credit hour)
    $400.00
    Out-of-State Tuition ( per credit hour)
    $800.00
    International Tuition (per credit hour)
    $800.00
    Required Hourly Fees
    Academic Excellence Fee
    $8.25
    Access and Security Fee
    $4.00
    Athletic Fee
    $19.00
    Facilities Fee
    $4.00
    Technology Fee
    $10.00
    Infrastructure Fee
    $4.00
    Library Fee
    $6.00
    Student Recreation Fee
    $7.00
    Student Union Fee
    $10.00
    Deferred Maintenance Fee
    $3.00
    Total Per Credit Hour:
    $75.25
    Required Term Fees
    Arkansas Assessment Fee
    $5.00
    Student Activity Fee (3 or more hours)
    $20.00
    Total Per Term:
    $25.00
    The student activity is only charged in Fall & Spring terms.

    Doctorate of Molecular Biosciences

     
    Costs
    In-State Tuition (per credit hour)
    $333.00
    Out-of-State Tuition ( per credit hour)
    $666.00
    International Tuition (per credit hour)
    $666.00
    Required Hourly Fees
    Academic Excellence Fee
    $8.25
    Access and Security Fee
    $4.00
    Athletic Fee
    $19.00
    Facilities Fee
    $4.00
    Technology Fee
    $10.00
    Infrastructure Fee
    $4.00
    Library Fee
    $6.00
    Student Recreation Fee
    $7.00
    Student Union Fee
    $10.00
    Deferred Maintenance Fee
    $3.00
    COSM Doctoral Support Fee
    $67.00
    Total Per Credit Hour:
    $142.25
    Required Term Fees
    Arkansas Assessment Fee
    $5.00
    Student Activity Fee (3 or more hours)
    $20.00
    Total Per Term:
    $25.00
    The student activity is only charged in Fall & Spring terms.

    Doctorate of Nursing Practice

     
    Costs
    US Resident Tuition (per credit hour)
    $333.00
    International Tuition (per credit hour)
    $666.00
    Required Hourly Fees
    Academic Excellence Fee
    $8.25
    Access and Security Fee
    $4.00
    Library Fee
    $6.00
    CONHP Doctoral Support Fee
    $67.00
    Identity Compliance Fee
    $10.00
    Technology Fee
    $10.00
    Total Per Credit Hour:
    $105.25

    Doctor of Physical Therapy

     
    Costs
    In-State Tuition (per credit hour)
    $333.00
    Out-of-State Tuition ( per credit hour)
    $666.00
    International Tuition (per credit hour)
    $666.00
    Required Hourly Fees
    Academic Excellence Fee
    $8.25
    Access and Security Fee
    $4.00
    Athletic Fee
    $19.00
    Facilities Fee
    $4.00
    Technology Fee
    $10.00
    Infrastructure Fee
    $4.00
    Library Fee
    $6.00
    Student Recreation Fee
    $7.00
    Student Union Fee
    $10.00
    Deferred Maintenance Fee
    $3.00
    COSM Doctoral Support Fee
    $67.00
    Total Per Credit Hour:
    $142.25
    Required Term Fees
    Arkansas Assessment Fee
    $5.00
    Student Activity Fee (3 or more hours)
    $20.00
    Total Per Term:
    $25.00
    The student activity is only charged in Fall & Spring terms.
    Estimated Additional Expenses
    Pre-Admissions Background Check
    $90.00
    A-State Application Fee
    $50.00
    Graduation Fee: Doctoral
    $125.00
    Licensure Exam
    $630.00
    PEAT/Scorebuilders Exams
    $170.00
    Exam Soft
    $192.50
    Liability Insurance
    $120.00
    Background Check
    $180.00
    CPR
    $80.00
    Physical Exam / TB
    $150.00
    APTA Dues / PTSA
    $140.00
    Tool Kit
    $165.00
    Uniforms, name tags
    $80.00
    Books
    $4,000.00
    TOTAL:
    $6,172.50
    * U.S. Residents with a G.P.A. of at least 3.0 may qualify to receive in-state tuition rates
    Total Expenses
    Total Estimated Program Expenses
    $57,649.50
    * The total estimated program expense is based on in-state tuition rates. Living expenses while on clinical education are not included in the program expenses.

    Doctor of Occupational Therapy

     
    Costs
    In-State Tuition (per credit hour)
    $333.00
    Out-of-State Tuition ( per credit hour)
    $666.00
    International Tuition (per credit hour)
    $666.00
    Required Hourly Fees
    Academic Excellence Fee
    $8.25
    Access and Security Fee
    $4.00
    Athletic Fee
    $19.00
    Facilities Fee
    $4.00
    Technology Fee
    $10.00
    Infrastructure Fee
    $4.00
    Library Fee
    $6.00
    Student Recreation Fee
    $7.00
    Student Union Fee
    $10.00
    Deferred Maintenance Fee
    $3.00
    COSM Doctoral Support Fee
    $67.00
    Total Per Credit Hour:
    $142.25
    Required Term Fees
    Arkansas Assessment Fee
    $5.00
    Student Activity Fee (3 or more hours)
    $20.00
    Total Per Term:
    $25.00
    The student activity is only charged in Fall & Spring terms.
    Estimated Additional Expenses
    Application Fee to Graduate Program
    $50.00
    CORE ELMS
    $225.00
    Background Check
    $100.00
    Books
    $4000.00
    NBCOT OTKE Test
    $25.00
    NBCOT Exam Prep Seminar by TherapyEd
    $330.00
    NBCOT Exam
    $555.00
    Fieldwork shirts and name tag
    $60.00
    AOTA Student Membership (Annual)
    $75.00
    AROTA Student Membership (Annual)
    $10.00
    Liability Insurance (Annual)
    $50.00
    BLS Course (Annual)
    $50.00
    CPR (Annual)
    $35.00
    Physical Exam/TB Skin Test (Annual)
    $25.00
    TB Mask Fitting (Annual)
    $20.00
    Lab Supplies
    12 inch clear plastic goniometer
    $7 - 10
    6 inch clear plastic goniometer
     $5 - 7
    Cotton gait belt with clasp
    $8 - 10
    60 inch retractable pocket tape measure
    $6 - 10
    Vaccinations
    MMR (Must submit with graduate program application.  Student should already have these vaccinations.  Available at the Craighead County Health Department.)
    Call health dept. for $
    TDAP (Needed every 10 years.  May or may not be an expense depending on when student received last vaccination.  Available at the Craighead County Health Department.)
    Call health dept. for $
    Hepatitis B [3 dose series] (Must have prior to entering program.  May not be an expense if student has already had the series.  Available at the Craighead County Health Department.)
    Call health dept. for $
    Total Expenses
    Total Estimated Program Expenses
    $62,881.75
    Total Tuition and Required Fees
    $56,704.75
    * U.S. Residents with a G.P.A. of at least 3.0 may receive in-state tuition rates. The total estimated program expense is based on in-state tuition rates. Living expenses while on clinical education are not included in the program expenses.

    Additional Fees

     
    Doctorate
    Application Fee
    $50.00
    Clemency Fee
    $15.00
    Graduation Fee: Doctoral
    $125.00
    Replacement Diploma Fee
    $15.00
    The fees listed above are only assessed if applicable.

What are these fees?

Mandatory fee designation/separation is required to increase transparency to students and their families regarding how funds are allocated and spent.  Rather than simply lumping charges into a general tuition category, this system was devised to provide information regarding the costs necessary to operate a comprehensive research, teaching, and residential university.


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