How Much Does It Cost To Get A Masters Degree From US

By Aditi Tulsyan

16 August, 2023

The United States is a highly desired destination for international students due to the worldwide recognition of degrees offered by American universities and colleges. Tuition fees may vary based on factors such as the field of study, duration of the program, university, city, and more.


Here is the cost detail to get a masters degree from US

Tution Fee

Tuition fees for Master's programmes vary greatly. There are programmes with fees between 0-5,000 USD/year, over 1,200 programmes with fees between 5,000-10,000 USD/year, around 5,600 programmes with fees between 10,000-20,000 USD/year, and around 15,400 programmes with fees over 20,000 USD/year.

There are costs other than tuition fee. The broader cost of attendance varies by university. Other expenses include annual expenses, encompassing student fees, housing, food, supplies, health insurance, transportation, and personal expenses.

Additional  Cost

The Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a standardized test that evaluates the English language proficiency of students who want to study in the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, or New Zealand. To take the TOEFL exam, Indian students need to pay $190.


The cost of a master's degree for Indian students in the US ranges from $30,000 to $120,000, approximately INR 24 to 96 lacs.

Average Cost

International students can apply for fully-funded university scholarships in the USA to reduce their expenses. Some states, such as Arkansas, California, Oklahoma, Missouri, Washington, Kentucky, and Tennessee, have tuition-free community programs available.