Recognized Quality and Remarkable Value
When you take your education to the next level and pursue graduate studies at Truman, you get a quality education for an affordable price. Our high value and low-cost tuition are why we have been ranked as the #1 Public University in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report since 1997. There are also several financial support opportunities available to graduate students.
Fees Per Semester:
All charges are assessed on the student's official account through the Business Office. Their general hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Cashier's Window is open from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Payments should be made payable to Truman State University. Questions regarding payments may be directed to Student Accounts at or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International students who have earned an undergraduate degree or completed an exchange program at Truman State University qualify for a waiver of the out-of-state portion of tuition for graduate studies at Truman. You can download the application for Non Resident International Tuition Waiver here or pick up the application for the waiver in the Graduate Office, McClain 203. Applications for this waiver may be submitted to the Graduate Office after the undergraduate degree is awarded or the exchange program is completed. The waiver applies to "future" tuition and fees only and may not be approved retroactively.
The university offers a number of Graduate Teaching/Research Assistantship positions for qualified applicants. The assistantship includes a cash stipend and a fee waiver of up to nine credit hours per academic semester. All books, supplies, and special course fees are the responsibility of the student. The GTRA is contracted to work on a one-fourth time (quarter-time) basis. Some assistantships are renewable for a second year.
The GT/RA application can be found along with the Online Application for Graduate Admission.
If you are a current Truman Graduate Student and would like to apply or reapply for a GTRA position, please use the link to the application below:
Current Graduate Student GTRA Application
(Note that this application is for current students only; prospective students need only to indicate their interest for consideration in their online application for admission.)
The Midwest Student Exchange Program, or MSEP, is a multi-state tuition reciprocity program. Truman State University participates in the Midwest Student Exchange Program. Through the MSEP, public institutions agree to charge students no more than 150% of the in-state resident tuition rate for specific programs; private institution offer a 10% reduction on their tuition rate. In order for the students to be eligible, they must be a legal resident of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.
***Students residency in the participating MSEP state must be verified by Truman State University. To achieve this, students are asked to submit to the Graduate Office copies of the following items:
At a graduate level, MSEP has the following limitations:
The MSEP waiver is paid as a flat-rate credit against your out-of-state tuition balance. For the 2014-2015 academic year, the MSEP rate is $872 per semester.
For additional information on Midwest Student Exchange Program, please check out the link below or contact the Graduate Office.
For information regarding Foundation Scholarships, visit their website or contact the Office of Advancement:
Office of Advancement
Truman State University
Kirksville, MO 63501
Additional information concerning financial aid can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office's website or by contacting them:
Financial Aid Office
McClain Hall 103
Kirksville, MO 63501