Center for Leadership Studies

Center for Leadership Studies Program Costs

There is 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 4 years. Students pay by the semester so there are no lump sum or up-front fees.

A credit hour of Ph.D. tuition costs $795. So…72 hours x $795 per credit = $57,240 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 $11,400 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 $9,500 savings.

Subtracting these savings, the sticker price drops to: $35,340 over 4 years.

All of the savings are identical for our 60 hour Ed.D. degree, but the sticker price starts at: $47,700.

Subtracting all available discounts, the net cost becomes: $25,800 over three years.

You can check out our webpage for scholarship details, and for financial aid information.