Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

2024 — 2025 Estimated Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance (COA) is the estimated total cost that a student can expect to incur while pursuing their graduate degree. The COA consists of both direct costs which are charges billed by the institution and indirect costs which are other costs students may incur during their period of enrollment.

The COA for the M.A.T. program is based on full-time enrollment in the fall (9 credits) and spring (9 credits) semesters and 9 months for the period of enrollment.

Direct Costs Cost per unit Total Fall & Spring Costs
Tuition* $715 per credit** $12,870
Facility & Technology Fee $17 per credit $300

Total Estimated Annual Direct Costs


Additional direct costs may be added for field placement fees which are required for students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching program. The fee amounts will vary by course; consult the University catalog to view rates for the current academic year.

Miscellaneous Fees:

  • Field Placement Fee: $150
  • Student Teaching Fee: $360

*The Board of Trustees sets the annual tuition rate each academic year which typically increases 2-3% each year.

**The MAT program ranges from 31 to 37 total credits required.  Additional credits may be required for pre-requisite courses.

Indirect Costs Cost per unit Total Fall & Spring Costs
Books & Supplies* $66 per credit $1,188
Housing $1,572 per month $14,148
Food $517 per month $4,653
Transportation $436 per month $3,924
Personal $236 per month $2,124
Average Federal Loan Fees flat fee per year $182
Total Estimated Indirect Costs $26,219

Total Estimated Annual Cost of Attendance


*As part of supplies, students are required to purchase a 2-year subscription to a digital portfolio software. The estimated cost for this software is $126.00.

The total cost of attendance includes indirect costs which will not appear on your billing statement. However, students who contract with Mercer for housing or meal plans will have these costs reflected in their billing statements.

Students may receive financial aid up to the total cost of attendance each year.

2023-2024 Master of Arts in Teaching COA