Financial/Living Information for Prospective Students

Program Costs (2023-2024 1st-year Cohort Costs)

Tuition for full-time students (in-state):

  • $10,640 (10 or more credits) for academic year (fall and spring semesters)
  • $3,192-$4,788 for summer semester (6-9 credits)

Tuition for full-time students (out-of-state):

  • $18,120 (12 credits) for academic year (fall and spring semester)
  • $4,530-$6,795 for summer semester (6-9 credits)

University/institution fees or costs:

  • $1,820 (10 or more credits) for academic year. 
  • $91/credit hour up to 10 credits

Additional estimated fees or costs to students (e.g. books, travel, etc.)

  • $1,000

Funding packages include a 9-12 credit tuition waiver for both in-state and out-of state students and a stipend for a 20-hr graduate assistantship (typical 8-month contract covering Fall/ Spring semesters). Stipends range from $100-$1200/month.  There are department and College funds available for student travel to conferences.

For more information, visit UofM's University & Student Business Services.

Cost of Living

The Memphis Chamber of Commerce provides information about the cost of living in Memphis. Towards the bottom of the page, you can find a link to a "Cost of Living Calculator" that will provide detailed analysis based on your income and current place of residence.


Memphis Light Gas and Water (MLGW)


On-campus: U of M offers several types of Graduate and Student Family Housing options.

Off-campus: The city of Memphis has a wide range of housing options. Many students rent apartments or houses adjacent to the campus. Thanks to its central location, the University is surrounded by neighborhoods of varying cost.

Benefits of being a student

Amenities included in student fees:

  • Free access to University events, including sports events, theatre, and concerts
  • At U of M, semester fees include the cost of parking. You have access to all general-permit parking without paying anything extra out of pocket. You also can purchase premium parking passes if you wish. For more information, please Parking Services.
  • Free access to the UofM's Campus Recreation.
  • U of M features an excellent Student Health Center. No appointment necessary. 
  • The Memphis Plan health coverage is available to all graduate assistants at the University.
  • No extra lab fees: our program does not apply additional fees for any labs taken during your coursework here.
  • Discounts: many Memphis businesses provide a variety of discounts for U of M students. Simply show your ID card! Here are some of the local businesses that give student discounts:
  • Office 365 Suite is available free to students