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Tuition and Fees

Career Investment

One of the most important concepts in business is understanding how to calculate a Return on Investment (ROI). The relatively low cost of our graduate programs combined with our graduates’ improved employment prospects contributes to a very high ROI–rivaling private and Ivy League graduate degrees just about anywhere.

Boise State University Graduate Programs Fees

The PMBA program tuition is set by the university each year. Fees are subject to change each year – please see the University Tuition and Fees page for complete information.

Tuition is due prior to the start of each semester. Payments are due the Saturday prior to each semester start and payment plans are available.

The PMBA program consists of 7-8 credit hours in the fall and spring semesters, and the flexibility to take 0-7 credits in the summers. See credit loads and different course plans / scenarios here.

The costs below are based on the most recent 2022-2023 Academic Year Fees:

Boise State Graduate Admissions Application Fee$65.00
Courses (43 total credits):

29 fall / spring credits @ $491.45 (Idaho resident) and $891.45 (non-Idaho resident)
14 summer credits @ $386.37 (Idaho resident) and $426.37 (non-Idaho resident)

Average fall / spring semester cost (Idaho Resident):
$3,932 (8 cr)
$3,440 (7 cr)

Average summer session cost (Idaho Resident):
$2,705 (7 cr)
$1,546 (4 cr)
$1,159 (3 cr)

Average fall / spring semester cost (non-Idaho Resident):
$7,132 (8 cr)
$6,240 (7 cr)

Average summer session cost (non-Idaho Resident):
$2,985 (7 cr)
$1,705 (4 cr)
$1,279 (3 cr)
*$19,686 (Idaho Resident)
*$31,823 (non-Idaho Resident)
Books (estimate) - approximately $60 / credit hour$2,580
Graduation Application Fee25.00
Approximate Total Investment*$22,356 (Idaho Resident)
*$34,493 (non-Idaho Resident)
Other potential expenses may include a personal computer, webcam, headphones with mic, and internet access which are all required for this program.

*This total tuition number is estimated using the program’s required 43 credit hours and using the 22-23 Academic Year Fees. The cost will increase if the University increases student fees.

**Per semester costs for room, board and transportation are used to calculate financial aid and are included to disclose the full cost of attendance. These costs are not required for non-traditional students or students pursuing a fully online degree.

For Residency questions please see the Registrar’s Idaho Residency page; graduate students who recently moved to Idaho should check the “How does a student establish domicile in Idaho” section of that page.

Books and Course Materials

Total tuition cost does not include textbooks. Estimate $2,000-$3,000 total for textbooks (approximately $60 / credit hour). Students are responsible for purchasing their own books in advance of class. Books are designated in advance of the course start. You can view books for each course on the Boise State Bookstore website.

See more information on Financial Aid and Scholarships