Graduate Programs Overview

McNeese State University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $8,349 for Louisiana residents and $16,386 for other students in average.

It offers thirty-three graduate programs: 18 Master's, 9 Post-Bachelor's, 6 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameMcNeese State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address4205 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA
Graduate School Students632 students
252 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$8,349
Out-of-State$16,386
Student to Faculty20:1 (5.00%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 33 Graduate Programs
18 Master's, 6 Doctorate, 15 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at McNeese State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Louisiana residents, the tuition & fees are $8,349 and $16,386 for non-Louisiana residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $460 for Louisiana residents and $910 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition$5,703$13,740
Fees$2,646$2,646
Cost per Credit$460$910
Books & Supplies$1,300
Room & Board$9,062 (On-Campus) / $9,795 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,260 (On-Campus) / $5,160 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$22,971$31,008
Off-Campus Total$24,604$32,641
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
In-State$7,575$8,005$7,955$8,120$8,349
Out-of-State$18,650$16,043$15,992$16,157$16,386

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

McNeese State University offers Masters, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 67 major areas - 17 Master's (10 online programs), 8 Post-Bachelor'(2 online programs), 5 Post-Master'(5 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Total----
Men----
Women----
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Psychology
Education
Communication and Journalism
English Language And Literature
Mathematics And Statistics
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Engineering
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Education
Psychology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Education
Business
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Education
Communication and Journalism
Education
Psychology
Education
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Education
English Language And Literature
Education
Engineering
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Education
English Language And Literature
Mathematics And Statistics
Education
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
Physical Sciences
Education
Psychology

Graduate Student Population

Total 7,295 students enrolled in McNeese State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 632 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 165 male and 467 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 305 full-time and 327 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 252 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 206 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total632
Men Students165
Women Students467
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total632
Full-time Students305
Part-time Students327
By race/ethnicity 417 White, 127 Black, and 15 Asian students are attending at McNeese State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total632
Asian15
Black127
Hispanic20
White417
Two or more races10
Un-Known1
13 students are younger than 22 and 96 students are older than 65. The school has 353 students aged between 22 and 30 and 170 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total632
21 & Under13
22-24168
25-29185
30-34109
35-3961
40 & Over96
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At McNeese State University, 252 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 206 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment632
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses252
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses206
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses174
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses252
Louisiana Resident221
Other State In U.S.24
Outside of U.S.7



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