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GRADUATE EDUCATION
TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID

Culinary Institute of America student at graduation ceremony.
Smiling Culinary Institute of America student with arms raised after graduation ceremony.
Smiling Culinary Institute of America students at graduation ceremony.

 

Your Time is Now!

There’s never been a more exciting time to enhance your career in food, beverage, and hospitality. Committing to a master’s degree is an important decision and investment in your future. A CIA School of Graduate Studies education will give you the skills, knowledge, and global industry connections to take you anywhere you want to go in the world of food.

Funding Your Master’s Degree Education

CIA is committed to making your education as affordable as possible. Generous graduate merit scholarships are available for our programs. And you’ll automatically be considered for CIA’s scholarships as part of the application process. The best way to find out what you qualify for is to complete your application for admission.

For Food Business, Sustainable Food Systems, and Wine and Beverage Management, CIA offers the following scholarships:

  • CIA Graduate Merit Scholarship is for domestic students and can total as much as $8,500 for the duration of the master’s degree.
  • CIA Graduate International Merit Scholarship is for international students and can total as much as $2,500 for the duration of the master’s degree.

CIA participates in the Federal Graduate Direct Loan Program. Eligibility to borrow through the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan program will be determined once you have been accepted into the master’s program and have filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can also apply for the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan to help with any remaining expenses.

Let’s Get You Here

Every one of our CIA students has traveled a different road here, and we’re confident that with the resources and personal support we can provide, you’ll get here too. Our skilled advisors are ready to partner with you, every step of the way, to help you meet your education expenses.

Have questions? Talk with us! Contact Student Financial and Registration Services at SFRS@culinary.edu or 845-451-1500.

2023–2024 Tuition and Fees

The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2023.

First Semester and First Residency (7 credits)
Tuition $10,780
Application Fee $75
Total $10,855
Second Semester (6 credits)
Tuition $9,240
Total $9,240
Second Residency (1 credit)
Tuition $1,540
Total $1,540
Third Semester (6 credits)
Tuition $9,240
Total $9,240
Fourth Semester (6 credits)
Tuition $9,240
Total $9,240
Capstone Semester and Third Residency (4 credits)
Tuition $6,160
Graduation Fee $300
Total $6,460

The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2023.

First Semester and First Residency (6 credits)
Tuition $10,855
Application Fee $75
Total $10,930
Second Semester (6 credits)
Tuition $9,240
Total $9,240
Second Residency (1 credit)
Tuition $1,540
Total $1,540
Third Semester (6 credits)
Tuition $9,240
Total $9,240
Fourth Semester (6 credits)
Tuition $9,240
Total $9,240
Final Semester (5 credits)
Tuition $7,700
Graduation Fee $300
Total $8,000

The tuition and fees listed below go into effect on July 1, 2023.

First Semester and First Residency (8 credits)
Tuition $12,320
Application Fee $75
Wine and Beverage Fee $500
Total $12,895
Second Semester (6 credits)
Tuition $9,240
Wine and Beverage Fee $500
Total $9,740
Second Residency (1 credit)
Tuition $1,540
Wine and Beverage Fee $500
Total $2,040
Third Semester (6 credits)
Tuition $9,240
Wine and Beverage Fee $500
Total $9,740
Fourth Semester (6 credits)
Tuition $9,240
Wine and Beverage Fee $500
Total $9,740
Capstone Semester and Third Residency (3 credits)
Tuition $4,620
Wine and Beverage Fee $500
Graduation Fee $300
Total $5,420

Notes for All Three Master’s Degrees:

Books and Materials:
Although a large portion of the materials for this program are provided in free downloadable formats, there are texts, books, articles, and case studies, that are also required to be purchased for courses. In addition, each student may be required purchase a student membership to Harvard Business Publishing for Education, for access to course materials at a discounted rate.

Estimated costs for the above described materials are between $200 and $250 per semester for the first year, and between $500 and $550 per semester for the second year.

Residencies:
Students are responsible for costs for travel, accommodations, and some meals for each residency. Costs associated with facilities, staffing, faculty, guest speakers, activities and/or conferences, and selected meals, are included in the residency tuition.

Cost of Attendance (or Total Cost) is a sum of the Direct Costs of a college and Indirect Costs of attending college. Direct Costs are charges paid directly to the college, such as tuition and fees. Indirect Costs are costs that may be incurred by the student while attending college, such as books, meals, and personal expenses.

Cost of Attendance—Master’s, 2023–24