M.S. in Counseling

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.S. in Counseling programs 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* $731 per credit** $13,158
Facility & Technology Fee $17 per credit $300

Total Estimated Annual Direct Costs


Miscellaneous Fees (subject to change based on individual course requirements)
Internship – $100 – $375
Practicum – $75 – $250
Fieldwork – $75 – $155
Lab Fee – $100 – $300/per course

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

**The M.S. in Counseling programs require 60 credits.  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


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 Science Counseling COA