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-nine graduate programs: 38 Master's, 13 Doctorate, 4 Post-Bachelor's, 4 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 323 students have been conferred Master's degree and 384 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 Students2,101 students
557 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)$21,227
Student to Faculty12:1 (8.33%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 59 Graduate Programs
38 Master's, 4 Doctorate, 8 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 $888.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Amounts
Tuition$20,587
Fees$640
Cost per Credit$888
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)
2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-20202020-2021
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 164 major areas - 35 Master's (10 online programs), 11 Doctorate (5 online programs), 3 Post-Bachelor'(1 online programs), 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
Total323384115
Men116119-4
Women207265111
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.
Theology And Religious Vocations
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Natural Resources And Conservation
Education
Engineering Technology
Work and Family Studies
Legal Studies
Theology And Religious Vocations
Human Services
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Education
Legal Studies
Theology And Religious Vocations
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Theology And Religious Vocations
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Natural Resources And Conservation
Education
Engineering Technology
Work and Family Studies
Legal Studies
Theology And Religious Vocations
Human Services
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Business
Education
Legal Studies
Theology And Religious Vocations
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 5,692 students enrolled in Samford University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 2,101 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 723 male and 1,378 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,852 full-time and 249 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 557 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 496 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Total2,101
Men Students723
Women Students1,378
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Total2,101
Full-time Students1,852
Part-time Students249
By race/ethnicity 1,554 White, 304 Black, and 50 Asian students are attending at Samford University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
Total2,101
American Indian /
Native American
12
Asian50
Black304
Hispanic53
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
1
White1,554
Two or more races31
Un-Known79
108 students are younger than 22 and 310 students are older than 65. The school has 1,379 students aged between 22 and 30 and 304 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
Total2,101
21 & Under108
22-24816
25-29563
30-34171
35-39133
40 & Over310
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, 557 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 496 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment2,101
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses557
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses496
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,048
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses557
Alabama Resident400
Other State In U.S.157
Outside of U.S.0



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