Tuition, Aid, and Assistantships
For tuition and fee information for the MSIO program, please visit APSU's Student Account Services (Bursar's) Office. Note: Our program follows the "Graduate E-Rate" of tuition for fully online graduate programs.
If you live in one of the 16 southern states participating in the Academic Common Market, you may also be eligible to participate in a tuition-savings program. To learn more, visit Academic Common Market.
For information about student loans, work-study, and part-time employment opportunities, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid (includes Veterans Affairs).
Graduate Assistantships are awarded on the basis of undergraduate GPA, GRE scores, recommendations from former professors, resumes, and interviews. MSIO Graduate Assistants (GAs) work 20 hours per week on campus or fully remote during the Fall and Spring semesters and receive a stipend. Working hours are flexible and are arranged around the GA's class schedule. MSIO GAships are are highly competitive and limited in number.
GA positions are further broken down into categories: Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) and Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs). Either type of position typically entails some degree of teaching and research assistance, though one may be emphasized more than the other (most of the MSIO GAs serve as GTAs). If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please visit the Office of Graduate Studies' Graduate Assistantships page to read more and complete an application.
- Priority deadline for Fall semester GAs: April 1
- Priority deadline for Spring semester GAs: November 1