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Graduate Programs Costs Overview

The Cost of Attendance, or budget, is broadly defined as the average cost to attend CSULB for one 9-month academic year consisting of the Fall and Spring semesters. A budget includes tuition and campus based fees, and an estimate of average costs for books and supplies, room and board, transportation and personal expenses. Below are the tuition and cost estimates for an academic year, as of February 11, 2019. 

For informational purposes only: In accordance with California Assembly Bill 990 California State University, Long Beach provides the typical market cost of a one bedroom apartment in the Long Beach area: 1 Bedroom: $1,824 per month

 

Cost of Attendance for Standard Graduate Programs

Amounts below are based on average enrollment of 9 units per semester for graduate students at CSULB. 

2019-2020 CSULB Standard Graduate Programs Costs of Attendance, California Residents
CA Residents  Live with Family (Commuter) Live on Campus Live off Campus
Tuition and Fees $8,268 $8,268 $8,268
Additional Costs $11,644 $18,590 $20,562
Total  $19,912 $26,858 $28,830

 

2019-2020 CSULB Standard Graduate Programs Costs of Attendance, Non-California Residents
Non - CA Residents Live with Family (Commuter) Live on Campus Live off Campus
Tuition and Fees* $15,396 $15,396 $15,396
Additional Costs $11,644 $18,590 $20,562
Total  $27,040 $33,986 $35,958

*Non-Resident students are assessed the CA Resident Tuition and Fees, plus an additional $396 per unit in Non-Resident Tuition.

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

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).  

Cost of Attendance for MBA Students

Amounts below are based on the average enrollment of 12 units per semester for MBA students.

2019-2020 CSULB MBA Costs of Attendance, California Residents
CA Residents  Live with Family (Commuter) Live on Campus Live off Campus
Tuition and Fees $11,508 $11,508 $11,508
Additional Costs $11,644 $18,590 $20,562
Total  $23,152 $30,098 $32,070

 

2019-2020 CSULB MBA Costs of Attendance, Non-California Residents
Non - CA Residents Live with Family (Commuter) Live on Campus Live off Campus
Tuition and Fees* $16,260 $16,260 $16,260
Additional Costs $11,644 $18,590 $20,562
Total  $27,904 $34,850 $36,822

*Non-Resident students are assessed the CA Resident Tuition and Fees, plus an additional $396 per unit in Non-Resident Tuition.

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

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).  

Cost of Attendance for MS Accountancy Students

Amounts are based on the average enrollment in 12 units per semester for MS Accountancy students.

2019-2020 CSULB MS Accountancy Costs of Attendance, California Residents 
CA Residents  Live with Family (Commuter) Live on Campus Live off Campus
Tuition and Fees $14,748 $14,748 $14,748
Additional Costs $11,644 $18,590 $20,562
Total  $26,392 $33,338 $35,310

 

2019-2020 CSULB MS Accountancy Costs of Attendance, Non-California Residents
Non - CA Residents Live with Family (Commuter) Live on Campus Live off Campus
Tuition and Fees* $24,252 $24,252 $24,252
Additional Costs $11,644 $18,590 $20,562
Total  $35,896 $42,842 $44,814

*Non-Resident students are assessed the CA Resident Tuition and Fees, plus an additional $396 per unit in Non-Resident Tuition.

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

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).  

Cost of Attendance for DPT Program Students

Amounts below are based on the average enrollment in 14 units per semester for DPT students.

2019-2020 CSULB DPT Program Costs of Attendance, California Residents 
CA Residents  Live with Family (Commuter) Live on Campus Live off Campus
Tuition and Fees $18,288 $18,288 $18,288
Additional Costs $11,644 $18,590 $20,562
Total  $29,932 $36,878 $38,850

 

2019-2020 CSULB DPT Program Costs of Attendance, Non-California Residents
Non - CA Residents Live with Family (Commuter) Live on Campus Live off Campus
Tuition and Fees* $29,376 $29,376 $29,376
Additional Costs $11,644 $18,590 $20,562
Total  $41,020 $47,966 $49,938

*Non-Resident students are assessed the CA Resident Tuition and Fees, plus an additional $396 per unit in Non-Resident Tuition. 


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

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).  

Cost of Attendance for EdD Students

Amounts are based on the average enrollment in 6 units per semester for EdD students. 

2019-2020 CSULB EdD Program Costs of Attendance, California Residents
CA Residents  Live with Family (Commuter) Live on Campus Live off Campus
Tuition and Fees $12,930 $12,930 $12,930
Additional Costs $11,644 $18,590 $20,562
Total  $24,574 $31,520 $33,492

 

2019-2020 CSULB EdD Program Costs of Attendance, Non-California Residents
Non - CA Residents Live with Family (Commuter) Live on Campus Live off Campus
Tuition and Fees* $17,682 $17,682 $17,682
Additional Costs $11,644 $18,590 $20,562
Total  $29,326 $36,272 $38,244

 *Non-Resident students are assessed the CA Resident Tuition and Fees, plus an additional $396 per unit in Non-Resident Tuition.

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

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).  

What are my additional costs?

The following items are included in the “Additional Costs” 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.