The total cost of HDO’s 15-month Master’s program is $60,000. This flat fee covers your tuition and fees as well as expenses related to the program. There are no additional fees for textbooks, course materials, career services, advising, or access to The University of Texas at Austin resources (gyms, libraries, research databases, etc.).
This fee also covers staff support for students for the duration of the program. We know that our students are balancing families and careers while pursuing their education. For that reason staff handles course registration, in-class technical support, and provides other logistical support.
HDO students have several options for helping to pay for their program fees, including partial or full reimbursement from their employers, student loans/financial aid, and/or Veteran’s Benefits. HDO staff will work with you to devise a payment plan that best meets your needs.
Tuition Payment Schedule
|Payment Period||Amount and Due Date|
|Deposit||$1,500 (non-refundable; due upon acceptance of admission)|
|Fall I Tuition||$16,500 (due August 1)|
|Spring Tuition||$14,000 (due January 1)|
|Summer Tuition||$14,000 (due May 1)|
|Fall II Tuition||$14,000 (due August 1)|
The typical $700 per semester surcharge for distance learners is not currently being charged. We will notify students prior to the charge being reintroduced.
HDO’s Founding Director and Psychology Professor, Art Markman, explains how working professionals will benefit from pursuing an HDO’s Master’s degree.
Every leader has a lens by which they view the world, and what they see guides their decisions and actions. To me, more important than the tactical understanding of any framework or process is one’s ability to take in, interpret and accept information broadly; especially with information which may be different than, or may not align with our own perspectives. The most valuable thing that I gained from my Cohort and Professors was the journey of broadening that lens; it gave me a more adaptive lens by which to view the world.