Tuition and Scholarships
Tuition and Fees
|Master's Students (2020-2021)|
|Tuition (per unit)||$1,036|
|University Services Fee (per semester)||$180|
|Graduate Extension (per unit)||$50|
Religious Studies Scholarship Opportunities
Mount Saint Mary’s University is pleased to announce the availability of the following scholarship and financial aid opportunities:
Ahmanson Veteran Scholarship Initiative
The Ahmanson Veteran Scholarship Initiative (AVSI) supports the young men and women returning in record numbers from Iraq and Afghanistan, whose abilities and experience make them ideal college student candidates. Recognizing that public colleges and universities are not the perfect fit for all students and that the transition from military life to student life can have its challenges, the AVSI is designed to provide returning veterans the support needed to attend and ultimately graduate from private institutions of higher learning.
Graduate Merit Scholarships
The Religious Studies program at Mount Saint Mary's University offers departmental scholarships. These Scholarships are merit-based and competitive, and are awarded to new students at time of admissions. The faculty admission committee automatically considers all applicants for a scholarship opportunity. The amount of a scholarship varies depending on the promise and merit of a student’s application.
Archdioceses Tuition Reduction Program
A tuition discount of an amount specified by the University each year may be awarded to those graduate students who fulfill one of the following requirements:
Members of Catholic religious communities, Catholic diocesan priests and Catholic deacons in good standing, upon verification from appropriate religious authority.
Laypersons enrolled in graduate programs who are full-time (40 hours per week) employees of a Roman Catholic diocese or parish as listed in the current diocesan directory or in "The Official Catholic Directory"; (P.J. Kennedy & Sons, pub.), upon written verification of employment. This employment must be the major source of income for the student.
Laypersons who are chaplains in hospitals or prisons and who are full-time employees of a Roman Catholic diocese or a Roman Catholic institution (according to "The Official Catholic Directory"); written verification of employment required.
The student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in order to qualify for the wavier. Workshops and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are not included in this waiver. It is the student’s responsibility to complete and submit a Tuition Discount Application form with the Student Accounts Department at the start of every semester. At the start of each subsequent term, the student will need to verify employment by submitting a copy of their most current paycheck stub attached to the Tuition Discount Application form. The discounts for eligible students will be applied after the add/drop deadline of their program.
Limited scholarships are available on a per course basis only. Contact the Director of the Graduate Religious Studies Program at 213.477.2640.
CSJ Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is for a graduate Religious Studies student. Contact the Director of the Graduate Religious Studies Program at 213.477.2640.
Monsignor James O’Gorman Endowed Scholarship Fund
For in-service training development of lay teachers for religious instruction anywhere in Southern California
Must have completed as many as half of the required units ( which is currently 18 units) while maintaining a 3.5 GPA
Contact the Religious Studies Graduate Program Director at 213.477.2640
Robert I. and Catherine M. Ryan Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is for a Religious Studies graduate student. Need based. The Director of the Graduate Religious Studies Program works with Student Financing to determine the recipient of the award. Contact the Director of the Graduate Religious Studies Program at 213.477.2640.
Sarah and Jack Knight Scholarship
Contact the Director of the Graduate Religious Studies Program at 213.477.2651.
Corporate Tuition Discount Program - Southern California Gas Company
Southern California Gas Company - Employees of Southern California Gas Company who are admitted to a Mount Saint Mary's University graduate program may be eligible for a 15% tuition discount. Contact Graduate Admissions for details at 213.477.2800.
Call (213) 477-2800 for more information on the all-new Master of Arts in Religious Studies degree programs. Please visit our Graduate Admissions website to learn more about admission.