Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance includes tuition, University fees and living expenses.

See Educational Financing for information on scholarships and financial aid.

See a more detailed cost of attendance for each program here.

Estimate of Tuition, Fees and Living Expenses 2023-2024

M.S. full time

Program length: 9 ½ months

  • Tuition: $75,348
  • Fees: $9,521
  • Expenses: $41,822
  • Total Cost: $126,691

M.S. in Data Journalism

Program length: 12 months

  • Tuition: $113,022
  • Fees: $10,083
  • Living Expenses: $50,186
  • Estimated Total Cost: $173,291

Dual M.S. in Journalism and Computer Science

Program length: 2 years

  • Tuition: $78,492
  • Fees: $9,521*
  • Living Expenses: $41,822
  • Estimated Cost (first year): $129,835

M.S. part time

Program length: 2 years

  • Tuition: $34,080
  • Fees: $3,953
  • Living Expenses: $40,103
  • Estimated Cost (first year): $78,136

M.A.

Program length: 9 months

  • Tuition: $68,588
  • Fees: $9,521
  • Living Expenses: $37,639
  • Estimated Total Cost: $115,748

Ph.D. in Communications

Program length: Up to 9 years

  • Tuition: $68,588
  • Fees: $9,521
  • Living Expenses: $37,639
  • Estimated Cost (single year): $115,748

BILLING AND PAYMENT

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Payment Schedule
Billing due dates for tuition and fees

Payment Plan
Columbia offers a monthly payment plan for the fall and spring terms.