Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$309 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
100% online The archaeology option requires 12 credits of site-based field school experience. You can complete all other courses 100% online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

Tuition and Fees

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2019-20 academic year tuition rates

All Ecampus tuition and fee information is available on Oregon State University's Finance and Administration website.

Undergraduate programs

Undergraduate programsTotal cost per credit
All undergraduate regular programs unless listed below $309/credit
Developmental math: MTH 065
(on site - effective summer term 2018)
$224/credit
College of Business $330/credit
College of Engineering: Pre-or General Engineering $343/credit
College of Engineering: Professional Engineering $360/credit
College of Engineering: Professional computer science courses $499/credit

Graduate programs

Graduate programTotal cost per credit
All graduate (regular) programs unless listed below $560/credit
Ed.D.: & Ph.D Adult and Higher Education $589/credit
Ph.D.: Counseling
Master of Counseling: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Master of Counseling: School Counseling
$589/credit
Public Health: MPH and graduate certificate $627/credit
MBA, MSB and business courses $848/credit
College of Engineering $615/credit

College of Business, College of Education and College of Engineering students are charged a differential in addition to the regular tuition. The above lists current tuition and fees for business, education and engineering students who take Ecampus courses (in any subject).

On-campus students: If you take classes both delivered online and on-site at OSU during any term, you will be charged the appropriate Ecampus tuition rate for Ecampus credits plus the appropriate campus-based tuition rate for credits completed on-site.  

Examples of regular Ecampus tuition:

3-credit undergraduate course: 3 x $309 = $927
3-credit graduate course: 3 x $560 = $1680

Tuition information

GTA/GRA can be applied to Ecampus courses
Ecampus credits are viewed as no different than on-campus courses and count toward reaching full-time enrollment (12 credits) for graduate students. Similarly, Ecampus courses will count toward full-time enrollment status for graduate scholarships, fellowships and scholarship/fellowship tuition relief programs

Please note the information below regarding enrollment requirements for graduate students appointed as graduate assistants for summer term.

  • A graduate student who is appointed as a graduate assistant (GRA/GTA) in summer term must enroll in a minimum of 3 credits, per the minimum enrollment policy.
  • There may be income tax on salary for graduate students appointed as graduate assistants in summer term who are enrolled in less than 5 credits. Contact payroll or your tax professional with any questions regarding potential tax implications.
  • A graduate student who is appointed as a graduate assistant in summer term may enroll in a maximum of 16 credits. The tuition remission for a graduate assistant appointment covers a maximum of 16 credits per term. Any cost for credits beyond 16 are not covered by the remission and must be paid by the student.
  • Changes in registration for summer GRA/GTA appointments beyond the final add date will not be allowed.

Other fees

Once you have been admitted to OSU as a degree-seeking student, there are initial fees that will be required:

Advance tuition deposit (ATD)

To confirm your intent to enroll as an undergraduate degree-seeking student with Oregon State Ecampus, you must submit the advance tuition deposit (ATD) form along with your $200 deposit, as this allows us to create your student account.

Remember (fall term only): Payment for your advance tuition deposit is required of all undergraduate degree-seeking students. This will allow you to register for fall term classes. As of May 1, your deposit is nonrefundable.

For all other terms, the ATD is refundable up to three weeks before the start of the term.

If you are a transfer student, paying your ATD will initiate a transcript evaluation by the Office of Admissions.

For Degree Partnership Program (DPP) students: Payment for your advance tuition deposit is required once you have been admitted. Your status will remain active provided you enroll in a class at OSU within the next 10 terms. The deposit will be applied to your OSU account in the term of registration.

Some students may qualify for ATD exemptions. Postbaccalaureate students are not required to submit the ATD. 

Learn more about the advance tuition deposit and how to submit your payment.

Matriculation fee

All new students (except nondegree seeking) are charged a one-time matriculation fee at the start of their first term at OSU.

Undergraduate matriculation fee $350
Graduate matriculation fee   $350

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Ecampus at 800-667-1465 or via email.

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