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PhD in Nursing Program Estimated Costs – Per Semester

Item Cost for Full Time Cost for Part Time
Ph.D. Nursing Program Tuition1
$5,162 for tuition and fees1
$3,675 for tuition and fees (max w/ 7 credits)1
Professional Program Fees2 $1,183 $1,183
Books ~$500 ~$250
Malpractice Insurance $5 $5
Health Insurance Varies Varies
Travel for Program Orientation Varies Varies
Approximate Total Per Semester1
~$5,113 (max w/ 7 credits)
Approximate Total for Program1
Program Length: 6 semesters
Program Length: 12 semesters

Note: semester cost estimate above does not include other items you may need that are not purchased on a semester basis. Items may include but are not limited to application fees, background check, CPR certification, immunizations, white lab coat, graduation regalia.

1Fees reflect the 2021-2022 rate and are subject to change. The Nursing Advisor can provide a cost analysis based upon your prior credits and degree(s). Non-resident students enrolled in eISU (online) courses will have the Non-Resident Fee waived before the program starts, resulting in our non-resident students being assessed Idaho Resident Tuition and Fees listed above. See the current ISU Cost of Attendance at and

2In addition to ISU tuition and fees, a professional fee is assessed for all undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Nursing. Professional fees for the nursing programs are used to support faculty salaries, instruction support services, durable & disposable equipment and supplies, faculty and staff program travel, capital equipment and a reserve for maintenance and purchase of major capital items.

3Review the funding and support options for graduate students (, and contact the Scholarship Office to see if you are eligible for scholarships (

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