Marquette financial aid and tuition

Tuition for the online master’s of clinical mental health counseling is $965 per credit hour. This rate is subject to change periodically. See cost of attendance for more information.

Online Master’s in CMHC2023-2024 Academic Year
Per credit hour$965
Total credit hours60
Total estimated tuition$57,900
Application fee$50

Note: The application fee will be waived for all Marquette University alumni.

Financial aid opportunities

Marquette University is committed to helping you navigate opportunities to make earning your master’s more affordable. Please look at private scholarships that may be available to you, and explore the Office of Student Financial Aid for more information.

In addition, be sure to apply for financial aid through federal and private student loans. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) needs to be completed for loan eligibility. File electronically at

The FAFSA school code for Marquette University is 003863.

Commitment to diversity

At Marquette, we are committed to promoting social justice. This university-wide promise stresses the importance of diversity and multicultural influences in our programs and in the research, teaching and practice of counseling. As part of that commitment, we encourage you to take advantage of all financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Please visit the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology to learn more about university and external resources that are available.

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Tuition reimbursement

Tuition reimbursement is when employers pay for some or all of the costs of an employee’s education, usually with some stipulations like a required number of years of tenure with the company. Why would your employer pay you to go to school? Because when you earn your degree and increase your capabilities you’re not only adding value to your career, you’re adding value to the organization for which you work. Asking for financial assistance from your boss might seem awkward, but about 47% of employers offer some sort of tuition reimbursement1, so your chances for success are good. Our info sheet will take you through the process of researching your options and provide you with key information and advice for making a convincing case to your employer that tuition assistance is a mutually beneficial endeavor.

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Admissions deadlines
Priority application deadline
November 17
Spring 2024 term
Application deadline
January 2
Spring 2024 term
Next start
January 16
Spring 2024 term
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