Doctorate of Education Tuition & Fees

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Doctorate of Education Tuition & Fees

Is a Doctorate of Education Worth It?

Rockhurst is one of the Top 3 Best Value Schools in Missouri, and Top 10 in the U.S. for Lifetime Return on Investment. With a degree from Rockhurst, you can trust that everything you put into the program will be worth it!

We value the time and effort our students dedicate, so we put your tuition and fees right back into the programs we offer. Here's a breakdown of the tuition and fees per semester for the Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program. Numbers reflect the 2021-22 academic year.

Graduate tuition for Ed.D. per credit hour $710
Catholic Educator Ed.D. tuition rate (Educators at K-12 Catholic schools within 100 miles of Kansas City) $660
University Fees  
Student activity fee (full-time students) per semester $140
Student activity fee (part-time students) per semester  $12 per credit hour
University fee (part-time students) per semester  $19 per credit hour 
University fee (full-time students) per semester  $150
Program Fees  
Application fee $25
Deferred payment plan (each semester, fall and spring only) $75
Late filing of degree candidacy application $50
Late registration fee $150
Late semester exams (each exam) $20
Matriculation (all first-time enrolling students) $60
Mandatory health insurance for all full-time graduates. August 2021-August 2022 (on-line waiver process)** $2,300.00 per year
Mandatory health insurance for international students; no waiver* $2,300.00 per year
Replacement of student ID $25
Returned check fee $25
Parking fee per semester $125
Graduation fee $195

Tuition and other charges are subject to change without notice.

*Required for international students. Those who can provide proof of adequate insurance coverage will not be required to purchase the school plan.

**Student health insurance rates shown are an estimate and subject to change; additional coverage options available based on enrollment status and election of spouse and/or child coverage. University-sponsored student health insurance is required for all international students. Full-time undergraduate and graduate students who provide proof of equivalent health insurance coverage through an online waiver system by the established deadline will not be required to purchase the University plan. Part-time undergraduate and graduate students are invited to purchase the health insurance plan as needed. For more information please visit Health Information & Services.

***Voluntary enrollment information for part-time, post-baccalaureate, accelerated option nursing, executive MBA, DO/MBA, MBA/PHY, as well as spouse and children of full-time students, can be found at the Health Services website.