Graduate Program Tuition

Tuition for graduate study at AAP varies by discipline. Research degrees (M.S., M.A., and Ph.D.) are assessed at different tuition rates than professional degrees.

Students who receive university assistantships or fellowships will generally receive tuition support from Cornell. For those not receiving tuition support from Cornell, the tuition rates below will help with planning and budgeting. Students should anticipate annual increases in tuition and fees.

Visit the Graduate School website for additional information.

Tuition rates by discipline (rates are based on the 2017–18 academic year, and do not include fees, room and board, books, or personal expenses):

  • Architecture (Ph.D.): $29,500
  • Architecture: M.Arch. (Professional): $52,612
  • Architecture: M.S. (Post-Professional) in Advanced Architectural Design: $26,306 per semester (three semester program total: $78,918)*
  • Art: $29,500
  • City and Regional Planning (Ph.D.): $29,500
  • City and Regional Planning (M.R.P.): $34,444
    • The M.R.P. program tuition is very competitive when compared to similar programs at major state and private universities. Cornell offers generous financial aid in a further effort to keep the cost of the M.R.P. program within reach for students. Many students receive stipends during the course of the program and/or participate in paid summer internships.
  • City and Regional Planning (M.A. in Historic Preservation Planning): $29,500
  • Regional Science: $20,800

For estimates on the full costs, visit the Graduate School website. AAP also has many funding opportunities students may wish to pursue.

*Tuition is based on the current M.Arch.II degree, which will change to an M.S. in advanced architectural design beginning with the 2018–19 academic year; 2018–19 tuition rate is subject to approval.