Center for Leadership Studies Program Costs
You’ll find a significant difference between the “sticker price” of our doctoral degrees in Organizational Leadership and the “net cost.” Here is how that works:
The total cost of our 72 hour Ph.D. program is stretched over four years. Students pay by the semester so there are no lump sums or up-front fees.
A credit hour of Ph.D. tuition costs $861 (2023–24). So…72 hours x $861 per credit = $61,992 sticker price
This figure can be significantly reduced by:
- A First Year grant of around $1,000 just for being enrolled with us.
- A 10% matching tuition discount for non-profit employees. If the employer will commit to covering 10%, NU matches that, saving $12,398 over the life of the program.
- Every class you transfer in saves 3 credits of tuition up to a maximum of 12 credit hours. If you can transfer in the max, that comes to a $10,332 savings.
Subtracting all these savings, the $61,992 sticker price drops to:
$38,262 over four years.
All of the savings are identical for our 60 hour Ed.D. degree, but the sticker price starts at: $51,660.
Subtracting all available discounts, the net Ed.D. cost becomes: $29,996 over three years.
You can check out our webpage for scholarship details, and for financial aid information.