Tuition and Costs


The Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling charges tuition by the credit hour. As Lewis & Clark is a private college, we do not have in-state or out-of-state tuition rates. Our three pricing structures are as follows:

Credit Type Level Cost
On-campus degree applicable 500, 700 level $1,025 per credit hour
Off-campus degree applicable 600 level $925 per credit hour
Continuing education 800 level $350 per credit hour


2022-2023 Estimated Tuition Costs

Teacher Education

Program Total number of credits Estimated total tuition cost
MAT – Elementary – Multiple Subjects 40 $41,000
MAT – Secondary 40 $41,000
MAT with ESOL – Elementary – Multiple Subjects 50 $51,250
MAT with ESOL – Secondary 50 $51,250


Counseling, Therapy, and School Psychology

Program Total number of credits Estimated total tuition cost
Art Therapy 58 minimum $59,450 minimum
Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy 60 $61,500
Professional Mental Health Counseling – Specialization in Addictions 62 $63,550
Professional Mental Health Counseling 60 $61,500
School Psychology 64 $65,600

Educational Leadership

Program Total number of credits Estimated total tuition cost
Educational Leadership (EdD) 60 $61,500
Student Affairs Administration 39 $39,975
School Counseling MED Track I 42 $43,050
School Counseling MED Track II 45 $46,125
School Counseling License Only Track I 37 $37,925
School Counseling License Only Track II 42 $43,050

The figures on these tables are estimated based on the number of credits required for the program and the current tuition rate. Students should expect a minimal increase to the tuition rate each year. The list includes select graduate programs from all three of our academic departments: Counseling, Therapy, and School Psychology; Educational Leadership; and Teacher Education.

A complete list of tuition rates, fees, and the refund policy can be found by going to Student and Departmental Account Services.

Planning Your Budget

In addition to tuition and fees, you should plan for additional costs such as living expenses, books, and transportation while attending graduate school. International students may also use these costs, in addition to tuition, to estimate the amount of financial support necessary to study at the graduate school.

Estimated Additional Costs:

Category Estimated Cost
Room and board (rent, utilities, groceries) $1,750 per month
Transportation (car insurance, gas, maintenance) $500 per month
Personal discretionary spending $550 per month
Books and supplies $625 per semester
Health insurance (not required for graduate students)* $2,258.50 per semester
Additional costs** $500 - $1,000


* Health insurance is optional. However, international students are required to show proof of insurance or enroll in the Lewis & Clark health insurance program.

** Students enrolled in K-12 education programs will incur additional costs such as background checks, required tests, license applications, job fair registration, EdTPA registration. Students enrolled in Counseling, Therapy, and School Psychology programs may also have additional costs for background checks and testing. Be sure to plan ahead so funds are available when they are needed!