By Jack Linshi
March 13, 2015

Facing declining application rates and a fast-changing media environment, Columbia University is shrinking its journalism school by cutting staff and reducing class sizes. But the program’s total cost — $92,933 — doesn’t seem to be downsizing any time soon.

Overall, grad school prices in the U.S. have been rising for decades with no ceiling in sight. The rising costs force a perennial question: are graduate degrees actually worth the money?

The job market has become increasingly cut-throat, with many positions requiring professional degrees. And making would-be graduate students’ decision making process even more difficult is that some of the top-ranked programs, like Columbia’s journalism program, are also some of the most expensive, according to the U.S. News & World Report.

Above, have a look at the costs for America’s most expensive graduate programs in business, medicine, law and engineering. The most expensive college and private school are also included, too.

 

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