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MSF Program Cost

Updated on 8/7/2010 3:26pm**
Princeton $76,180
MIT $72,000
Rochester $61,662
GWU $60,000
Pepperdine $56,274
Cambridge $53,552
LBS $49,380
BU $46,900
Claremont $46,725
Tulane $46,725
Pace $45,000
WashU $44,055/ $52,065
IE Business $43,369 (33,200 Euro)
Vanderbilt $41,792
UIUC $41,475
Oxford $39,748
Case Western $39,960
Duke $39,210
Boston College $38,100
Brandeis $37,566
UVA $36,750/ $41,750
LSE $36,581
John Hopkins $36,360
Northeastern $36,300
Purdue $36,000
WVU $35,500/ $13,000 In State
Syracuse University $34,860
RIT $33,453
Warwick $32,728/ (25,500 pounds)
Seattle $32,355/$45,297
City University $31,617
Villanova $30,100
Cranfield $30,072
Drexel $30,000
Edinburgh $28,976/ (18,150 pounds)
Manchester $28,417/ (17,800 pounds)
Bocconi $28,004
FIU $28,000/ $31,500
Hofstra $27,000
LSU $26,000 (all in cost)
Grenoble $25,994
IIT $25,758
Arizona $25,187/$40,940
Delaware $24,245
Bath $23,723/ (15,500 pounds)
Nottingham $23,723/ (15,500 pounds)
Durham $23,133
VCW $20,200
Leeds $20,048
Rotterdam $19,728/ (14,850 euros)
Dublin $16,595/ (12,500 euros)
Kansas $13485/$24,119
Antwerp $10,620/ (8,000 euros)
FSU $9,660/ $28,620
Alabama $8,000/$20,500

I decided to do a little break down of the costs of each program. These are the ones I have found so far and I will update this. These figures represent only tuition. Each school has a bunch of misc. fees, but I did not think it was fair listing them.

Everything is also in USD. I did a conversion at the time I found the prices so expect there to be a little fluctuation.

My personal opinion on these figures? Well on this blog I am going to try and be as unbiased as possible, but for the sake of this post I will get a little opinionated.

I think MIT and Princeton are worth what they are charging. MIT I was a little skeptical on, but with the addition of Merton and the program going into its second year I think there will be sufficient ROI to make the tuition price worth it.

I think Claremont and Tulane might be a little high. Tulane is asking about 50K  for their program and if you look at their placement stats the average salary is in the low 50’s. For 50K I would want a much higher salary.

Duke, Boston and UVA are all reasonably priced.

John Hopkins and Purdue are decently priced.

Syracuse is not worth it if you are just getting an MSF.

Villanova is remarkably cheap. I went through the program and know placement stats as well as salary ranges and for 30K you are getting a lot. I am not going to go on a rant, but I think Villanova’s MSF is better than some of the names on that list yet is much, much cheaper.

Hope this list helps people out. I will keep it updated.

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  1. Neil
    July 18, 2010 at 3:20 am

    What about UIUC and WashU? I’m assuming you are ok with them since you didn’t directly address them in your post.

  2. anthonyd1982
    July 18, 2010 at 3:23 am

    Yeah I think WashU is perfectly fine. UIUC might be a little high since it is just about what Vanderbilt is charging yet I think Vandy with place better. I went on the UIUC website and they had decent placement so I guess it is fine.

    Also, while UIUC and Vanderbilt sort of compete, UIUC really places in the midwest/Chicago. I think they are a really good school out there so people are willing to pay that amount.

    • Neil
      July 18, 2010 at 5:24 pm

      Sounds good. I agree. I think they are priced just fine. I’m a little hesitant about the 72K for MIT though. I think the name brand and value of MIT is amazing, but I can’t believe it would be worth 72K. I think the program will be really strong but I just don’t think the MSF degree has the kind of recognition that will result in positive returns on that investment. Who knows, I could be wrong. It seems as though the MSF degree is gaining some ground on the MBA but in the USA it still has a long way to go. I’m guessing in 5-10 years people will know a lot more about the degree.

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