Graduate tuition is determined by the number of credit hours taken. Additional course or program fees may apply. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to change fees or charges for any semester or session. (Estimated costs exclude living arrangements i.e., room and board, meal plans, etc)

Estimated Cost of Attendance
Year/Semester Indiana Resident Out-of-State Resident
Year 1, Summer, 9 credits $4,776 $11,607
Year 1, Fall, 13 credits $6,757 $16,624
Year 1, Spring, 14 credits $7,195 $17,821
Year 2, Summer, 6 credits $3,118 $4,426
Year 2, Fall, 11 credits $5,881 $14,230
Year 2, Spring, 9 credits $4,782 $6,744
Total Credits: 62 Total: $32,509 Total: $71,452

Ball State University participates in the Midwest Student Exchange Program which can reduce tuition costs for eligible students.

More information related to the University’s graduate tuition and fees can be found on Ball State's tuition and fees page. All expenses, including tuition and fees are subject to change annually.

Additional Costs Associated with the Program

Once admitted into the program, there are extra costs associated with the Ball State University Athletic Training Program. The Master of Science in Athletic Training program DOES NOT charge a yearly or per semester program fee. The following costs are in addition to tuition, room and board, and fees charged by the University:

  • Transportation and living costs required for clinical education - variable cost
  • Clothing costs for clinical education - $35-200 (options)
  • Immunizations - variable cost
  • National background check (CastleBranch) - $30
  • Five-panel drug screen - $30
  • One-time subscription fee (Typhon Software) - $100
  • Certifications (Emergency Cardiac Care - Adult/Pediatric) - variable cost
  • Professional development (GLATA & NATA) - variable cost

Proof of Health Insurance

Proof of health insurance coverage is required by some clinical sites. If you need health insurance coverage you can use the resources provided by the University to obtain the appropriate coverage.

Financial Aid

Many Ball State University students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to apply for student loans to support their education.

Visit the Ball State Financial Aid and Scholarships page for more information.


Students who are enrolled in the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program and members of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association are eligible to apply for a variety of scholarships.

There are also other scholarships available to students who are enrolled in healthcare programs.

The listed scholarships is not an exhaustive list, but include scholarships that students applied for in the past.