A Valuable Degree

By combining the quality of CU Boulder with the cost effectiveness of online education, the MSOL offers across-the-board value. Instead of setting high tuition rates and then offering discounts to select groups, we charge everyone tuition and fees significantly below comparable programs at comparable institutions. 

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL) program is determined by your residency and assessed in addition to any other tuition paid on campus.

Tuition Rates

2023-2024 Academic Year (Fall-Summer)

Credit Hours In-State Out-of-State
1 $750 $820
3 (One course) $2,250 $2,460
6 (Two courses) $4,500 $4,920
9 (Three courses) $6,750 $7,380

Semester Fees

2023-2024 Academic Year (Fall-Summer)

Credit Hours 6 credits or less 7 credits or more

Student Computing



Career Services*



GPSG (Graduate and Professional Student Government)*






*Not charged during summer terms.

The Board of Regents reserves the right to change the tuition and fee rates at any time.

Other Costs

Tuition and fees are just one part of the overall cost to attend CU Boulder. The full cost of attendance for an academic year could include expenses such as on-campus housing and food, books and supplies, and items that are not billed by the university, such as personal expenses, transportation and medical insurance. View the full cost of attendance.

Tuition Due Dates

Bills become available in Buff Portal (CUBill&Pay for authorized payers) by the second Thursday of each month after you register for classes. Payment is due on the 5th of the following month. Postmarks and post-dated checks are not honored. Dates may be subject to change without notice.

See the Bursar’s Office website for important dates.

Veteran Services

In general, you may use the GI Bill for this program as long as you are a degree-seeking student at only one institution at a time. The GI Bill covers the in-state portion of our tuition, so if you are an out-of-state student, you will need to pay the rest out of pocket*. For more information, please contact the Military and Veteran Affairs office either via phone at 303-492-7322 or via email at veterans@colorado.edu.

*If you are a veteran who has served at least three years, you have access to a scholarship through the VA that will pay the out-of-state difference.


CU Boulder Employee Tuition Benefit

University of Colorado staff may not apply CU’s 9-credit tuition benefit toward the MSOL program. However, a tuition scholarship is available to permanent, full-time CU Boulder employees who are admitted and enroll. For additional information about this scholarship, email msol@colorado.edu