Master's Degree Programs for Under $15K

At Rasmussen University, we want you to be successful in the classroom and in your career, which is why we offer an affordable suite of Master's degrees for under $15K.3 As an experienced professional in your field, you know the importance of enhancing your skill set. Earning your online Master’s degree through one of our convenient, career-focused programs can give you the skills and knowledge to help you reach your career goals.

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Pursue Your MSN as a Nurse Practitioner (NP)

Do you have your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and are you interested in advanced practice? Our MSN Nurse Practitioner specializations aren't under $15K like our other MSN specializations, but they each offer strong value in a flexible, quality graduate program. You’ll be prepared for NP certification with the choice of four specializations:

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
  • Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PPCNP)
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) 
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Beyond a Transcript: Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR)

Use it to highlight and give direct examples of your achievements, skills and competencies to potential or current employers. Available to all Master’s degree students, a digital CLR is a digital competency-based transcript that makes it easier for you to showcase examples of your work.

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Rasmussen University has long been a national leader in innovative approaches to higher learning.

Now, Rasmussen University is revolutionizing the way learners understand what they know and how they have demonstrated the skills that will help them flourish in the world and workplace.

Introducing the Comprehensive Learner Record—a competency-based transcript to help learners, graduates and alumni recognize their strengths and share them with employers as they seek a new career or promotion.

For generations, the traditional college transcript has existed as a document confirming college enrollment and course letter grades.

While this transcript is still necessary, in some ways, it does not fully communicate what the learner knows and has demonstrated.

If you earned a B+ in a writing course, what does that mean for your learning? In what ways is your writing strong? How did you excel? Which skills, if any, were missed? The traditional college transcript does not tell us—or the student's future employer—any of that important information.

Rasmussen University's Comprehensive Learner Record is built for a 21st-century career environment where skills and competencies are the new currency.

The Comprehensive Learner Record clearly illustrates how the learner has performed in the top 12 skills in their Rasmussen University program.

Six skills from the specific major and six transferable skills. Employers greatly value these transferable (or “soft” skills), such as communication and critical thinking. They are timeless—and prepare employees to handle any changes that may arise in their industry.

Based on the actual demonstration of these skills, Rasmussen University's Comprehensive Learner Record provides a rating of a student's demonstrated skills on a scale of one to four. There are no letter grades or percentages.

The Comprehensive Learner Record can be used by Rasmussen University graduates who have demonstrated all the skills in their program and would like to share them as part of their career search. It can also be shared by a student who has yet to graduate, but may be seeking a promotion.

If you are an employer, Rasmussen University's Comprehensive Learner Record gives you the information you need to make the perfect hire—and how to best develop skills once they are on the job.

If you are a student or graduate, the Comprehensive Learner Record illustrates your performance with workforce-relevant skills that employers need. It can provide a great advantage in job interviews by allowing you to name your top skills, but also provide direct evidence of your success.

While the traditional college transcript still serves a purpose, Rasmussen University's Comprehensive Learner Record is the next generation of skills communication.

It is digital skills focused, shareable and on-demand 24/7 by the learner or graduate looking to communicate their skillset.

In the 21st-century workplace, competencies are the new currency. Rasmussen University's Comprehensive Learner Record allows you to share what you have to offer to your new career and the world.

  1. Tuition for MPH is $205 per credit. Tuition for MSN program is $260 per credit; excludes MSN Nurse Practitioner specializations. Students in all programs must maintain continuous enrollment to remain eligible for the tuition pricing of $205/$260 per credit. A student who withdraws and re-enrolls will be required to pay the tuition price offered at the time of their re-enrollment. MSN students who receive the tuition price of $260 per credit may be eligible to use additional discounts, grants and/or scholarships. If a student needs to retake one or more courses in the degree program, the total cost of the program will exceed $15,000. MSN (excluding Nurse Practitioner specializations) Program cost breakdown: $12,480 in tuition + $2,460 in fees = $14,940 in program cost. MPH Program cost breakdown: $11,480 in tuition + $2,870 in fees = $14,350 in program cost. Program availability varies by campus and state; please see the Rasmussen University Catalog for details.

  2. Low-cost claim based on list of comparable programs at regionally accredited institutions at OnlineU Most Affordable Online Master's Programs, April 2021. Excludes MSN Nurse Practitioner specializations.
  3. Tuition for MBA, MHRM, and MHA programs is $205 per credit. Tuition for MPH is $205 per credit. Tuition for MSN program is $260 per credit; excludes MSN Nurse Practitioner specializations. Students in all programs must maintain continuous enrollment to remain eligible for the tuition pricing of $205/$260 per credit. A student who withdraws and re-enrolls will be required to pay the tuition price offered at the time of their re-enrollment. Students who receive the tuition price of $205 per credit cannot use any additional discounts, grants and/or scholarships. MSN students who receive the tuition price of $260 per credit may be eligible to use additional discounts, grants and/or scholarships. If a student needs to retake one or more courses in the degree program, the total cost of the program will exceed $15,000. MBA, MHRM & MHA Program cost breakdown: $9,840 in tuition + $2,460 in fees = $12,300 in program cost. MSN (excluding Nurse Practitioner specializations) Program cost breakdown: $12,480 in tuition + $2,460 in fees = $14,940 in program cost. MPH Program cost breakdown:  $11,480 in tuition + $2,870 in fees = $14,350 in program cost. Program availability varies by campus and state; please see the Rasmussen University Catalog for details.

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