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.

2017–18 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 $420 per credit
Undergraduate (B.S.) $420 per credit
Nursing (B.S.) Online $465 per credit

Advanced Degrees and Graduate Certificates:

Accountancy (M.S.) $495 per credit
Accountancy (M.S.) Online $610 per credit
Addiction Studies (Graduate Certificate) $485 per credit
Arts and Cultural Management (M.A.) $475 per credit
Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (M.S.) Online $650 per credit
Counseling and Psychological Services (M.A.) $485 per credit
Culturally Responsive Teaching (Graduate Certificate) $440 per credit
Doctorate (D.B.A.) $810 per credit
Doctorate (Ed.D.) $675 per credit
Doctorate (Ed.D.—blended in-person and online format) $730 per credit
Doctorate (Psy.D.) $830 per credit
Education (M.A.) $440 per credit
Educational Leadership (M.A.) $440 per credit
Educational Leadership (M.A.) Online $510 per credit
Education—Learning Design and Technology (M.Ed.) Online $510 per credit
Education Specialist (Ed.S.) $425 per credit
Education—Teaching and Learning (M.Ed.) $440 per credit
Education—Wisconsin (M.A.) $380 per credit
Educational Administration (Graduate Certificate) $425 per credit
English as Second Language (M.A. and Graduate Certificate) $440 per credit
Geographic Information Science (M.S.) $595 per credit
Geographic Information Science (Certificate) $595 per credit
Gifted Inclusive Education (Graduate Certificate) $440 per credit
Health and Human Services Administration (M.A.) $485 per credit
Health and Human Services Administration (M.A.) Online $615 per credit
Human Development (M.A.) $475 per credit
Human Resource Management (M.A.) $475 per credit
Human Resource Management (M.A.) Online $610 per credit
Information Technology Management (M.S.) $475 per credit
Instruction (M.A.) $475 per credit
International Business (M.A.) $475 per credit
International Development (M.A.) Online $610 per credit
K-12 Reading Teacher (Graduate Certificate) $440 per credit
Lasallian Leadership (M.A.) $325 per credit
Lasallian Studies (M.A.) $325 per credit
Literacy Education (M.A.) $440 per credit
Management (M.A.) $475 per credit
Marriage and Family Therapy (M.A.) $505 per credit
Marriage and Family Therapy (Certificate) $505 per credit
MBA Accelerated Online $650 per credit
MBA Custom Track and Specialized Track $535 per credit
Nurse Anesthesia—SMUMN $605 per credit
Nurse Anesthesia—MSA (Not inclusive of tuition/fees charged by MSA) $315 per credit
Organizational Leadership (M.A.) $490 per credit
Organizational Leadership (M.A.) Online $610 per credit
Philanthropy and Development (M.A.) $475 per credit
Project Management (M.S.) $475 per credit
Project Management (M.S.) Online $610 per credit
Professional Development Initiatives for Educators $150 - $275 per credit
Public Administration (M.A.) Online $610 per credit
Special Education (M.A. and Certificate) $475 per credit
Special Education (M.A.) Online $510 per credit
Teaching (M.A.) $475 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.) Student Teaching Fee

English as a Second Language (M.A.) Student Teaching Fee $500
Special Education (M.A.) Student Teaching Fee $500
Nurse Anesthesia (SMUMN Registration Fee) $1,000
Nurse Anesthesia (SMUMN) Clinical Fee
$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.