Graduate Programs Overview

Samford University is a Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years school located in Birmingham, Alabama. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $21,227 in average for all students.

It offers fifty-one graduate programs: 34 Master's, 10 Doctorate, 3 Post-Bachelor's, 4 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 464 students have been conferred Master's degree and 355 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameSamford University
TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Address800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL
Graduate School Students2,084 students
629 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$21,227
Student to Faculty12:1 (8.33%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 51 Graduate Programs
34 Master's, 4 Doctorate, 7 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 graduate tuition & fees at Samford University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $21,227 for all students.The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $862.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$862
Books & Supplies$1,000
Room & Board$11,260 (On-Campus) / $11,250 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$4,856 (On-Campus) / $5,452 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$38,343
Off-Campus Total$38,929
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)
Tuition & Fees$19,140$19,608$17,865$18,364$21,227

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Samford University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 51 major areas - 33 Master's (8 online programs), 8 Doctorate (2 online programs), 3 Post-Bachelor', 3 Post-Master'. 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
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.
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Legal Studies
Theology And Religious Vocations
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Natural Resources And Conservation
Theology And Religious Vocations
Engineering Technology
Work and Family Studies
Legal Studies
Theology And Religious Vocations
Human Services
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 5,619 students enrolled in Samford University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 2,084 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 738 male and 1,346 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,839 full-time and 245 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 629 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 418 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students738
Women Students1,346
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students1,839
Part-time Students245
By race/ethnicity 1,538 White, 306 Black, and 46 Asian students are attending at Samford University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races36
118 students are younger than 22 and 316 students are older than 65. The school has 1,322 students aged between 22 and 30 and 328 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under118
40 & Over316
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Samford University, 629 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 418 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment2,084
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses629
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses418
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,037
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses629
Alabama Resident445
Other State In U.S.183
Outside of U.S.1

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