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Graduate Programs Costs Overview

The average expense to attend CSULB (or Cost of Attendance) is broadly defined as the average cost to attend CSULB for one 9-month academic year (the Fall & Spring semesters).  The Cost of Attendance budget helps you and the Financial Aid Office determine approximately how much money you need to attend CSULB, and how much financial aid you need to meet that goal. 

Budgets include tuition & campus based fees, and an estimate of average costs for books and supplies, room and board, transportation and personal expenses.  Remember, the figures below are estimates -- your actual costs may differ.  And of course, the amount anyone spends depends greatly on his or her own personal situation and individual choices.

Learn about what is included in the cost of college and ways to reduce college costs.

The CSU makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. Fees listed in published schedules or student accounts may need to be increased when public funding is inadequate. Therefore, CSU must reserve the right, even after fees are initially charged or initial fee payments are made, to increase or modify any listed fees. All listed fees, other than mandatory systemwide fees, are subject to change without notice, until the date when instruction for a particular semester or quarter has begun. All CSU listed fees should be regarded as estimates that are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Trustees, the Chancellor, or the Presidents, as appropriate. Changes in mandatory systemwide fees will be made in accordance with the requirements of the Working Families Student Fee Transparency and Accountability Act (Sections 66028 - 66028.6 of the Education Code).

 

CSULB Cost of Attendance - Standard Graduate Programs

Below are the tuition and cost estimates for an academic year (Fall and Spring semesters), as of March 23, 2017.  These figures reflect the tuition increase that was approved by the Board of Trustees at their March 22, 2017 board meeting.  Details about the increase can be found at www.calstate.edu/tuition-increase.

Amounts below are based average enrollment for graduate students at CSULB (9 units per semester). All costs are subject to change without notice.

2017-18 CSULB Standard Graduate Programs Costs of Attendance, California Residents (for Estimating Purposes Only)
CA Residents  Live with Family (Commuter) Live on Campus Live off Campus
Tuition and Fees $8,232 $8,232 $8,232
Additional Costs $10,374 $17,660 $18,572
Total  $18,606 $25,892 $26,804

 

2017-18 CSULB Standard Graduate Programs Costs of Attendance, Non-California Residents (for Estimating Purposes Only)
Non - CA Residents Live with Family (Commuter) Live on Campus Live off Campus
Tuition and Fees* $15,360 $15,360 $15,360
Additional Costs $10,374 $17,660 $18,572
Total  $25,734 $33,020 $33,932

*Non-Resident students are assessed the CA Resident Tuition and Fees, plus an additional $396 per unit in Non-Resident Tuition. The figure above is based on enrollment in 18 units for the academic year (9 units per semester)

Definitions:

Tuition & Fees
The average cost of tuition and fees for the academic year, based on 7+ units per semester enrollment.  The figure includes the Tuition Fee and the CSULB campus based fees.

Additional Costs
The following items are included in the “Miscellaneous Expenses” listed in the chart above.

Room & Board
The average cost per academic year to live in Long Beach while attending CSULB. Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances. All amounts for Off-Campus assume a roommate.

Books & Supplies
The average cost of books and supplies per academic year.

Transportation
The average cost of travelling to allowance provided to assist students who require transportation to campus from out of town and vice versa, not to maintain a vehicle.

Personal Expenses
The average amount for personal expenses—from clothing and laundry to going to a movie or buying a pizza—each year.

 

Cost of Attendance - MBA Students

Below are the tuition and cost estimates for an academic year (Fall and Spring semesters), as of March 23, 2017, for students enrolled in the MBA program at CSULB.  These figures reflect the tuition increase that was approved by the Board of Trustees at their March 22, 2017 board meeting.  Details about the increase can be found at www.calstate.edu/tuition-increase.

Amounts below are based on the average enrollment for MBA students. All costs are subject to change without notice.

2017-18 CSULB MBA Costs of Attendance, California Residents (for Estimating Purposes Only)
CA Residents  Live with Family (Commuter) Live on Campus Live off Campus
Tuition and Fees $11,472 $11,472 $11,472
Additional Costs $10,374 $17,660 $18,578
Total  $21,846 $29,132 $30,044

 

2017-18 CSULB MBA Costs of Attendance, Non-California Residents (for Estimating Purposes Only)
Non - CA Residents Live with Family (Commuter) Live on Campus Live off Campus
Tuition and Fees* $16,224 $16,224 $16,224
Additional Costs $10,374 $17,660 $18,578
Total  $26,598 $33,884 $34,796

*Non-Resident students are assessed the CA Resident Tuition and Fees, plus an additional $396 per unit in Non-Resident Tuition. The figure above is based on enrollment in 12 units for the academic year (6 units per semester)

Definitions:

Tuition & Fees
The average cost of tuition and fees for the academic year, based on 6 units per semester enrollment (this is the average enrollment for students in the MBA program.  The figure includes the Tuition Fee, the campus based fees, and the per unit Graduate Professional Fee).

Additional Costs
The following items are included in the “Miscellaneous Expenses” listed in the chart above.

Room & Board
The average cost per academic year to live in Long Beach while attending CSULB. Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances. All amounts for Off-Campus assume a roommate.

Books & Supplies
The average cost of books and supplies per academic year.

Transportation
The average cost of travelling to allowance provided to assist students who require transportation to campus from out of town and vice versa, not to maintain a vehicle.

Personal Expenses
The average amount for personal expenses—from clothing and laundry to going to a movie or buying a pizza—each year.

CSULB Cost of Attendance - MS Accountancy Students

Below are the tuition and cost estimates for an academic year (Fall and Spring semesters), as of March 23, 2017, for students enrolled in the MS Accountancy program at CSULB.  These figures reflect the tuition increase that was approved by the Board of Trustees at their March 22, 2017 board meeting.  Details about the increase can be found at www.calstate.edu/tuition-increase.

Amounts are based on enrollment in 12 units per semester (average enrollment for MS Accountancy students). All costs are subject to change without notice.

2017-18 CSULB MS Accountancy Costs of Attendance, California Residents (for Estimating Purposes Only)
CA Residents  Live with Family (Commuter) Live on Campus Live off Campus
Tuition and Fees $14,712 $14,712 $14,712
Additional Costs $10,374 $17,660 $18,572
Total  $25,086 $32,372 $33,284

 

2017-18 CSULB MS Accountancy Costs of Attendance, Non-California Residents (for Estimating Purposes Only)
Non - CA Residents Live with Family (Commuter) Live on Campus Live off Campus
Tuition and Fees* $24,216 $24,216 $24,216
Additional Costs $10,374 $17,660 $18,572
Total  $34,590 $41,876 $42,788

*Non-Resident students are assessed the CA Resident Tuition and Fees, plus an additional $396 per unit in Non-Resident Tuition. The figure above is based on enrollment in 24 units for the academic year (12 units per semester)

Definitions:

Tuition & Fees
The average cost of tuition and fees for the academic year, based on 12 units per semester enrollment (this is the average enrollment for students in the MS Accountancy program.  The figure includes the Tuition Fee charged for enrollment in 7+ units, the campus based fees, and the per unit Graduate Professional Fee).

Additional Costs
The following items are included in the “Miscellaneous Expenses” listed in the chart above.

Room & Board
The average cost per academic year to live in Long Beach while attending CSULB. Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances. All amounts for Off-Campus assume a roommate.

Books & Supplies
The average cost of books and supplies per academic year.

Transportation
The average cost of travelling to allowance provided to assist students who require transportation to campus from out of town and vice versa, not to maintain a vehicle.

Personal Expenses
The average amount for personal expenses—from clothing and laundry to going to a movie or buying a pizza—each year.

 

CSULB Cost of Attendance - DPT Program Students

Below are the tuition and cost estimates for an academic year (Fall and Spring semesters), as of March 23, 2017, for students enrolled in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at CSULB.  These figures reflect the tuition increase that was approved by the Board of Trustees at their March 22, 2017 board meeting.  Details about the increase can be found at www.calstate.edu/tuition-increase.

Amounts below are based on enrollment in 14 units per semester (average enrollment for DPT students). All costs are subject to change without notice.

2017-18 CSULB DPT Program Costs of Attendance, California Residents (for Estimating Purposes Only)
CA Residents  Live with Family (Commuter) Live on Campus Live off Campus
Tuition and Fees $18,252 $18,252 $18,252
Additional Costs $10,374 $17,660 $18,572
Total  $28,626 $35,912 $36,824

 

2017-18 CSULB DPT Program Costs of Attendance, Non-California Residents (for Estimating Purposes Only)
Non - CA Residents Live with Family (Commuter) Live on Campus Live off Campus
Tuition and Fees* $29,340 $29,340 $29,340
Additional Costs $10,374 $17,660 $18,572
Total  $39,714 $47,000 $47,912

*Non-Resident students are assessed the CA Resident Tuition and Fees, plus an additional $396 per unit in Non-Resident Tuition. The figure above is based on enrollment in 28 units for the academic year (14 units per semester)

NOTE:  The information above reflects costs associated with the Fall & Spring Semesters, and does not include the Summer semester.

Definitions:

Tuition & Fees
The average cost of tuition and fees for the academic year (Fall & Spring semesters), based on 14 units per semester enrollment (this is the average enrollment for students in the DPT program).  The figure includes the Tuition charged to DPT Students and the CSULB campus based fees.

Additional Costs
The following items are included in the “Miscellaneous Expenses” listed in the chart above.

Room & Board
The average cost per academic year to live in Long Beach while attending CSULB. Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances. All amounts for Off-Campus assume a roommate.

Books & Supplies
The average cost of books and supplies per academic year.

Transportation
The average cost of travelling to allowance provided to assist students who require transportation to campus from out of town and vice versa, not to maintain a vehicle.

Personal Expenses
The average amount for personal expenses—from clothing and laundry to going to a movie or buying a pizza—each year.

CSULB Cost of Attendance - EdD Students

Below are the tuition and cost estimates for an academic year (Fall and Spring semesters), as of March 23, 2017, for students enrolled in the Education Doctorate (EdD) program at CSULB.  These figures reflect the tuition increase that was approved by the Board of Trustees at their March 22, 2017 board meeting.  Details about the increase can be found at www.calstate.edu/tuition-increase.

Amounts are based on enrollment in 6 units per semester (average enrollment for EdD students). All costs are subject to change without notice.

2017-18 CSULB EdD Program Costs of Attendance, California Residents (for Estimating Purposes Only)
CA Residents  Live with Family (Commuter) Live on Campus Live off Campus
Tuition and Fees $12,894 $12,894 $12,894
Additional Costs $10,374 $17,660 $18,572
Total  $23,268 $30,554 $31,466

 

2017-18 CSULB EdD Program Costs of Attendance, Non-California Residents (for Estimating Purposes Only)
Non - CA Residents Live with Family (Commuter) Live on Campus Live off Campus
Tuition and Fees* $17,646 $17,646 $17,646
Additional Costs $10,374 $17,660 $18,572
Total  $28,020 $35,306 $36,218

 *Non-Resident students are assessed the CA Resident Tuition and Fees, plus an additional $396 per unit in Non-Resident Tuition. The figure above is based on enrollment in 12 units for the academic year (6 units per semester)

NOTE:  The information above reflects costs associated with the Fall & Spring Semesters, and does not include the Summer semester.

Definitions:

Tuition & Fees
The average cost of tuition and fees for the academic year (Fall and Spring semesters), based on 6 units per semester enrollment (this is the average enrollment for students in the EdD program).  The figure includes the Tuition charged to EdD students and the CSULB campus based fees.

Additional Costs
The following items are included in the “Miscellaneous Expenses” listed in the chart above.

Room & Board
The average cost per academic year to live in Long Beach while attending CSULB. Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances. All amounts for Off-Campus assume a roommate.

Books & Supplies
The average cost of books and supplies per academic year.

Transportation
The average cost of travelling to allowance provided to assist students who require transportation to campus from out of town and vice versa, not to maintain a vehicle.

Personal Expenses
The average amount for personal expenses—from clothing and laundry to going to a movie or buying a pizza—each year.