A Valuable Degree

By combining the quality of CU Boulder with the cost effectiveness of online education, the Organizational Leadership program 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 program is determined by your residency and assessed in addition to any other tuition paid on campus.

2023 - 24 Academic Year Rates

Cost In-State Tuition Out-of-State or International Tuition
Per Credit $750 $820
Full Program
(30 Credits Total)
Up to $22,500 $24,600

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.

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 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 Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program. However, a 40% 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

Program Scholarships

The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program offers scholarship opportunities for students wanting to pursue a graduate degree. Upon admission to the MSOL program, you are automatically considered for eligible scholarships based on a comprehensive review of your application materials. Considerations include academic qualifications, professional experience, and exceptional leadership skills. Limited numbers of the following awards are available.

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Eligibility: Early Career (less than 5 years professional experience) with a demonstrated aptitude for leadership

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Eligibility: Professional or life experiences that offer a unique perspective on leadership (e.g., non-traditional undergraduate path, first generation college graduate, field of employment or industry that is underrepresented in the MSOL student population) 

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Eligibility: Significant professional experience and seeking advancement in current career or seeking a change in career path

Details and Requirements

The maximum scholarship amount is $2,500 per recipient and is distributed across five semesters ($500 per semester). To continue receiving scholarship funds, students are required to complete two courses per semester with a “C” or better and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

For more information, please contact us at msol@colorado.edu.

Financial Aid Process

Students may qualify for federal financial aid and other student loan programs to cover their educational costs while enrolled in the program. In addition, students may be able to identify possible scholarships, grants, and aid using the following resources:

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership students may qualify for half-time enrollment. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for additional information regarding your eligibility.