Tuition and Fees for Your Program

Tuition and fees vary by program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Saint Mary’s is committed to providing an affordable graduate-level education. We strive to keep tuition and fees as low as possible while delivering an excellent private education.

Degree-seeking students who are enrolled at least half time may be eligible for financial aid and scholarships to help offset the cost of tuition.

2016–17 Tuition, Fees, and Textbooks

Students are required to pay the current tuition rate for all classes taken toward their degree. The tuition is based on the tuition rate of the program through which the course is offered.

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota reserves the right to revise tuition payment policies at any time. Should this occur, students will be notified prior to the effective date of the changes.

Undergraduate Certificates and Degrees:

Undergraduate Certificates $410 per credit
Undergraduate (B.S.) $410 per credit
Nursing (B.S.) Online $450 per credit

Advanced Degrees and Graduate Certificates:

Accountancy (M.S.) $485 per credit
Accountancy (M.S.) Online $595 per credit
Addiction Studies (Graduate Certificate) $450 per credit
Arts and Cultural Management (M.A.) $450 per credit
Counseling and Psychological Services (M.A.) $450 per credit
Culturally Responsive Teaching (Graduate Certificate) $415 per credit
Doctorate (D.B.A.) $790 per credit
Doctorate (Ed.D.) $665 per credit
Doctorate (Ed.D.—blended in-person and online format) $720 per credit
Doctorate (Psy.D.) $770 per credit
Education (M.A.) $415 per credit
Educational Leadership (M.A.) $415 per credit
Educational Leadership (M.A.) Online $495 per credit
Education—Learning Design and Technology (M.Ed.) $450 per credit
Education—Learning Design and Technology (M.Ed.) Online $495 per credit
Education Specialist (Ed.S.) $415 per credit
Education—Teaching and Learning (M.Ed.) $415 per credit
Education—Wisconsin (M.A.) $370 per credit
Educational Administration (Graduate Certificate) $415 per credit
English as Second Language (M.A. and Graduate Certificate) $415 per credit
Geographic Information Science (M.S. and Certificate) $560 per credit
Gifted Inclusive Education (Graduate Certificate) $415 per credit
Health and Human Services Administration (M.A.) $450 per credit
Health and Human Services Administration (M.A.) Online $595 per credit
Human Development (M.A.) $475 per credit
Human Resource Management (M.A.) $450 per credit
Human Resource Management (M.A.) Online $595 per credit
Information Technology Management (M.S.) $450 per credit
Instruction (M.A. and Certificate – Elementary and Secondary) $450 per credit
International Business (M.A.) $440 per credit
International Development (M.A.) Online $595 per credit
K-12 Reading Teacher (Graduate Certificate) $415 per credit
Lasallian Leadership (M.A.) $345 per credit
Lasallian Studies (M.A.) $345 per credit
Literacy Education (M.A.) $415 per credit
Management (M.A.) $450 per credit
Marriage and Family Therapy (M.A. and Certificate) $490 per credit
MBA Accelerated Online $635 per credit
MBA Custom Track and Specialized Track $515 per credit
Nurse Anesthesia—SMUMN $560 per credit
Nurse Anesthesia—MSA (Not inclusive of tuition/fees charged by MSA) $440/300 per credit
Organizational Leadership (M.A.) $490 per credit
Organizational Leadership (M.A.) Online $595 per credit
Philanthropy and Development (M.A.) $475 per credit
Project Management (M.S. and Certificate) $450 per credit
Project Management (M.S.) Online $595 per credit
Professional Development Initiatives for Educators Dependent on course
Special Education (M.A. and Certificate) $450 per credit
Special Education (M.A.) Online $495 per credit


Application Fee $25
Course Drop Fee $30
Final Paper Presentation Fee $50
Graduation Fee $190
Graduation Fee—Ed.S.
  (upon completion of a certificate leading to these degrees)
Printing Fee (using Computer Lab printers) $0.10 per page
Undergraduate Fees:
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Fee

Graduate Fees:
Instruction (M.A.) Transcript Analysis Fee

Instruction (M.A.) Student Teaching Fee
Special Education (M.A.) Student Teaching Fee $500
Nurse Anesthesia (SMUMN Registration Fee) $1,000
Nurse Anesthesia (SMUMN) Clinical Fee
  (payable to Grant Account 5309)
$225 per clinical
MFT791 Integration Paper and Oral Exam
PY791 Integration Paper and Oral Exam $150
Educational Administration (Graduate Certificate)
  Initial Assessment Fee

Educational Administration Graduate Certificate
  and Ed.S. Portfolio Assessment/Exit Interview Fee

Ed.D. Dissertation Defense Fee $350
D.B.A. Dissertation Defense Fee $500
Psy.D. Qualifying Examination Fee $300
Psy.D. Clinical Case Presentation Fee $300
International Student Fee per semester
  (Winona Campus only)


Tuition does not include payment for course materials or textbooks. Materials and textbook costs vary by program and are made available at the time of registration. These materials are made available for purchase through one of Saint Mary's Bookstores. Students should budget between $250 and $500 per semester for textbooks and course materials.