Purdue University is committed to stay value-priced, helping individuals like you, get the most out of your dollar. We are consistently ranked among the "best value" colleges, providing a notable return on investment (ROI) for graduates. The 100% online MS - Leadership and Innovation, is a 33 credit-hour program, that works with your schedule so you can earn an advanced degree in 22 months - 5 years, focusing on leadership skills, emerging trends, and networking with faculty and fellow professionals.

The graduate programs administered through the Purdue Online - Polytechnic Institute provides a level of academic quality that will distinguish and advance your career.  Among the most affordable professional education options the Purdue programs have proven value and respect within the industry. Students who graduated in past several years have generally completed the program in two to three years on average, at a cost of less than $35,000.  

Cost per credit hour is charged at a flat rate, which varies depending on whether you're a resident of Indiana.


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*Textbook fees are not included in the price. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Purdue University Board of Trustees.

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Paying for Courses

Financial Assistance

There are a number of financial assistance options to help defray the costs of enrolling in a graduate professional program.  These include Stafford loans, graduate PLUS loans, military programs, and loans from private lenders.  Through myPurdue, you can monitor your financial aid funding and make sure the proper payments are made in a timely fashion. For questions about financial aid for Purdue University Online, contact us at

Installment Plans

If you're enrolling in the fall or spring, you can sign up for a payment plan to avoid making one large payment each semester. The remaining fees will be paid in three equal amounts over the course of the semester. For Summer Session, Module 1 requires 34% at the time of enrollment, and Module 2 requires 50% at the time of enrollment.

Third-Party Payment

If your employer or a tuition assistance program is covering the costs for you, we'll invoice them directly after the last official drop day for students.  The third party will also need to send a voucher or written approval, on letterhead, to the Purdue University Bursar, Attn: Heather Holley or fax to (765) 494-6988.  The approval must include:

  • Full name of the student and his/her Purdue University ID (PUID) number
  • Course number(s) and title(s)
  • Company name and billing address
  • Amount of fees being covered
  • Any restrictions or conditions on what payment will cover
  • Length of sponsorship (dates the fees will cover)
  • Billing contact name, phone, fax, and email