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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.

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.

Tuition Payment Policies

  • Term Billing Due Date Deferred Billing Due Date
    Summer 2024 1 5/21/2024 9/15/2024
    2 7/21/2024
    Fall 2024  1 9/21/2024 1/15/2025
     2* 11/21/2024
    Spring 2025  1 1/21/2025 5/15/2025
     2* 3/21/2024

    *Please note: Term 2 due dates apply if you are enrolled ONLY in Term 2 courses. If you are taking both Term 2 and Term 1 courses, your due date will be the same as the Term 1 due date.

  • Term Billing Due Date Deferred Billing Due Date
    Summer 2023 1 5/21/2023 9/15/2023
    2 7/21/2023
    Fall 2023  1 9/21/2023 1/15/2024
     2* 11/21/2023
    Spring 2024  1 1/21/2024 5/15/2024
     2* 3/21/2024

    *Please note: Term 2 due dates apply if you are enrolled ONLY in Term 2 courses. If you are taking both Term 2 and Term 1 courses, your due date will be the same as the Term 1 due date.

    • Accounting (M.S.) – $730
    • Accounting Leadership (Graduate Certificate)  Online- $730
    • Addiction Studies (Graduate Certificate) Online – $630
    • Artificial Intelligence (Graduate Certificate) Online – $760
    • Business Analytics (Graduate Certificate) Online – $760
    • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (M.S.)  Online- $760
    • Catholic School Leadership (Graduate Certificate) Online – $560
    • Charter School Leadership (Graduate Certificate) Online – $560
    • Community Health Worker (Certificate) – $300
    • Counseling and Psychological Services (M.S.) – $630
    • Cybersecurity (M.S.) Online – $760
    • Cybersecurity Management (Graduate Certificate) Online – $760
    • Cybersecurity Technology (Graduate Certificate)  Online – $760
    • Data Engineering (Graduate Certificate) Online – $760
    • Data Intelligence and GeoAnalytics with Business Engineering Emphasis (M.S.) Online- $760
    • Data Intelligence and GeoAnalytics (M.S.) Online – $760
    • Director of Special Education (Graduate Certificate) Online – $560
    • Doctorate (D.B.A.) – $995
    • Doctorate (D.N.P) – $1,030
    • Doctorate (Ed.D.) Executive – $1,450
    • Doctorate (Ed.D.) Leadership – $890
    • Doctorate (Psy.D.) – $995
    • Education (M.A.) Online- $560
    • Education—Learning Design and Technology (M.Ed.) Online – $610
    • Educational Administration (Ed.S.) – $560
    • Educational Leadership (M.A.) Online- $580
    • English as Second Language (M.A.) Online – $560
    • Finance (Graduate Certificate) Online – $760
    • Geographic Information Science (Graduate Certificate) Online – $760
    • Health and Human Services Administration (M.A.) Online – $730
    • Healthcare Administration (M.A.) Online – $730
    • Healthcare Administration (Graduate Certificate) Online –  $730
    • Healthcare Analytics (Graduate Certificate) Online – $760
    • Human Resource Management (Graduate Certificate) Online – $730
    • Human Resource Management (M.A.) Online – $730
    • Individual and Team Leadership (Graduate Certificate) Online – $730
    • Integrated Studies (M.A.) Online – $660
    • K-12 Principal (Graduate Certificate) Online -$560
    • Marriage and Family Therapy (M.A.) – $630
    • Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) – $545
    • Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) – $895
    • MBA Online- $760
    • MBA Blended Format – $645
    • Mental Health in Education (Graduate Certificate) Online – $560
    • Nonprofit Management (Graduate Certificate) Online  – $730
    • Organizational and Change Leadership (Graduate Certificate) Online – $730
    • Organizational Leadership (M.A.) Online – $730
    • Philanthropy and Development (M.A.) Online – $630
    • Project Management (Graduate Certificate) Online – $730
    • Project Management (M.S.) – $630
    • Project Management (M.S.) Online – $730
    • Special Education with Initial Licensure (M.A.) Online- $560
    • Special Education (M.A.) Online – $630 per credit
    • Superintendent (Graduate Certificate) Online – $560
    • Teaching (M.A.) – $560

    • Accounting (M.S.) – $610 per credit
    • Accounting (M.S.) Online – $730 per credit
    • Accounting Leadership (Graduate Certificate) Online- $730 per credit
    • Addiction Studies (Graduate Certificate) – $610 per credit
    • Artificial Intelligence (Graduate Certificate) Online – $760 per credit
    • Business Analytics (Graduate Certificate) Online – $760 per credit
    • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (M.S.) Online – $760 per credit
    • Catholic School Leadership (Graduate Certificate) – $545 per credit
    • Charter School Leadership (Graduate Certificate) –  $545 per credit
    • Community Health Worker (Certificate) – $300 per credit
    • Counseling and Psychological Services (M.A.) – $610 per credit
    • Critical, Creative, and Design Thinking (Graduate Certificate) Online – $610 per credit
    • Culturally Responsive Teaching (Graduate Certificate) – $545 per credit
    • Cybersecurity (M.S.) Online – $760 per credit
    • Cybersecurity Management (Graduate Certificate) Online – $760 per credit
    • Cybersecurity Technology (Graduate Certificate) Online – $760 per credit
    • Data Engineering (Graduate Certificate) Online – $730 per credit
    • Data Intelligence and GeoAnalytics (M.S.) Online – $730 per credit
    • Doctorate (DBA) – $990 per credit
    • Doctorate (DNP) – $990 per credit
    • Doctorate (Ed.D), Leadership – $860 per credit
    • Doctorate (Ed.D), Executive- $1450 per credit
    • Doctorate (Psy.D.) – $990 per credit
    • Education (M.A.) Online – $545 per credit
    • Educational Leadership (M.A.) Online – $580 per credit
    • Education—Learning Design and Technology (M.Ed.) Online – $610 per credit
    • Education—Teaching and Learning (M.Ed.) – $545 per credit
    • Educational Administration (Ed.S.) Online – $545 per credit
    • Educational Administration: Director of Special Education (Graduate Certificate) Online– $545 per credit
    • Educational Administration: K-12 Principal (Graduate Certificate) Online – $545 per credit
    • Educational Administration: Superintendent (Graduate Certificate) Online – $545 per credit
    • English as Second Language (M.A.) Online – $545 per credit
    • Finance (Graduate Certificate) Online – $760 per credit
    • Geographic Information Science (Graduate Certificate) Online – $730 per credit
    • Health and Human Services Administration (M.A.) – $610 per credit
    • Health and Human Services Administration (M.A.) Online – $730 per credit
    • Healthcare Administration (Graduate Certificate) Online – $730 per credit
    • Healthcare Analytics (Graduate Certificate) Online – $760 per credit
    • Human Resource Management (Graduate Certificate) Online – $730 per credit
    • Human Resource Management (M.A.) Online – $730 per credit
    • Individual and Team Leadership (Graduate Certificate) Online – $730 per credit
    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Graduate Certificate) Online- $610 per credit
    • Integrated Studies (M.A.) – $610 per credit
    • Integrated Studies (M.A.) Online – $660 per credit
    • International Development (Graduate Certificate) Online – $730 per credit
    • International Development (M.A.) Online – $730 per credit
    • K-12 Reading Teacher (Graduate Certificate) – $545 per credit
    • Marriage and Family Therapy (M.A.) – $610 per credit
    • MBA Accelerated Online  – $760 per credit
    • MBA Blended Format – $640 per credit
    • Mental Health in Education (Graduate Certificate) – $545 per credit
    • Nonprofit Management (Graduate Certificate) Online – $730 per credit
    • Nurse Anesthesia (M.S.) – $730 per credit
    • Organizational and Change Leadership (Graduate Certificate) Online – $730 per credit
    • Organizational Leadership (M.A.) Online – $730 per credit
    • Philanthropy and Development (M.A.) Online-$610 per credit
    • Project Management (Graduate Certificate) Online – $730 per credit
    • Project Management (M.S.) – $610 per credit
    • Project Management (M.S.) Online – $730 per credit
    • Public Health (MPH) Online – $545 per credit
    • Social Work (M.S.W.) Online – $895 per credit
    • Special Education (M.A.) – $540 per credit
    • Special Education (M.A.) Online – $610 per credit
    • Teaching (M.A.) – $545 per credit
    • Teaching, Training, and Leading with Technology (Graduate Certificate) Online – $610 per credit

  • Advanced Degrees and Graduate Certificates

    • Accounting (M.S.) – $580 per credit
    • Accounting (M.S.) Online – $700 per credit
    • Accounting Leadership (Graduate Certificate)- $675 per credit
    • Addiction Studies (Graduate Certificate) – $580 per credit
    • Artificial Intelligence (Graduate Certificate) Online – $735 per credit
    • Business Analytics (Graduate Certificate) Online – $735 per credit
    • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (M.S.) Online – $735 per credit
    • Counseling and Psychological Services (M.A.) – $580 per credit
    • Critical, Creative, and Design Thinking (Graduate Certificate) Online – $580 per credit
    • Culturally Responsive Teaching (Graduate Certificate) – $535 per credit
    • Cybersecurity (M.S.) Online – $735 per credit
    • Cybersecurity Management (Graduate Certificate) Online – $735 per credit
    • Cybersecurity Technology (Graduate Certificate) Online – $735 per credit
    • Data Engineering (Graduate Certificate) – $700 per credit
    • Data Intelligence and GeoAnalytics (M.S.) – $700 per credit
    • Doctorate (DBA) – $955 per credit
    • Doctorate (DNP) – $955 per credit
    • Doctorate (Ed.D), Leadership – $825 per credit
    • Doctorate (Ed.D), Executive- $1450 per credit
    • Doctorate (Psy.D.) – $955 per credit
    • Education (M.A.) Online – $535 per credit
    • Educational Leadership (M.A.) Online – $570 per credit
    • Education—Learning Design and Technology (M.Ed.) Online – $580 per credit
    • Education Specialist (Ed.S.) – $520 per credit
    • Education—Teaching and Learning (M.Ed.) – $520 per credit
    • Education – Wisconsin (M.A.) – $410 per credit
    • Educational Administration (Ed.S.) – $520 per credit
    • Educational Administration: Director of Special Education (Graduate Certificate) – $520 per credit
    • Educational Administration: K-12 Principal (Graduate Certificate) – $520 per credit
    • Educational Administration: Superintendent (Graduate Certificate) – $520 per credit
    • English as Second Language (M.A.) – $520 per credit
    • Finance (Graduate Certificate) Online – $735 per credit
    • Geographic Information Science (Certificate) – $700 per credit
    • Health and Human Services Administration (M.A.) – $580 per credit
    • Health and Human Services Administration (M.A.) Online – $700 per credit
    • Healthcare Administration (Graduate Certificate) – $700 per credit
    • Healthcare Analytics (Graduate Certificate) Online – $735 per credit
    • Human Resource Management (Graduate Certificate) Online – $700 per credit
    • Human Resource Management (M.A.) – $580 per credit
    • Human Resource Management (M.A.) Online – $700 per credit
    • Individual and Team Leadership (Graduate Certificate)- $675
    • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Certificate) – $580 per credit
    • Integrated Studies (M.A.) – $580 per credit
    • Integrated Studies (M.A.) Online – $660 per credit
    • International Development (Graduate Certificate) Online – $700 per credit
    • International Development (M.A.) Online – $700 per credit
    • K-12 Reading Teacher (Graduate Certificate) – $520 per credit
    • Management (M.A.) – $580 per credit
    • Marriage and Family Therapy (M.A.) – $580 per credit
    • Accelerated Online MBA – $735 per credit
    • MBA Blended Format – $625 per credit
    • Mental Health in Education (Graduate Certificate) – $535 per credit
    • Nonprofit Management (Graduate Certificate) Online – $700 per credit
    • Nurse Anesthesia (M.S.) – $700 per credit
    • Organizational Change Leader (Graduate Certificate)- $675
    • Organizational Leadership (M.A.) Online – $700 per credit
    • Philanthropy and Development (M.A.) – $580 per credit
    • Project Management (Graduate Certificate) Online – $700 per credit
    • Project Management (M.S.) – $580 per credit
    • Project Management (M.S.) Online – $700 per credit
    • Public Administration (M.A.) Online – $700 per credit
    • Public Health (MPH) Online – $700 per credit
    • Social Work (M.S.W.) Online – $865 per credit
    • Special Education (M.A. and certificate) – $520 per credit
    • Special Education (M.A.) Online – $580 per credit
    • Teaching (M.A.) – $535 per credit
    • Teaching, Training, and Leading with Technology (Graduate Certificate) Online – $580 per credit

  • Advanced Degrees and Graduate Certificates:

    Accounting (M.S.) – $565 per credit

    Accounting (M.S.) Online – $675 per credit

    Addiction Studies (Graduate Certificate) – $565 per credit

    Artificial Intelligence (Graduate Certificate) Online – $710 per credit

    Business Analytics (Graduate Certificate) Online – $710 per credit

    Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (M.S.) Online – $710 per credit

    Counseling and Psychological Services (M.A.) – $565 per credit

    Critical, Creative, and Design Thinking (Graduate Certificate) Online – $550 per credit

    Culturally Responsive Teaching (Graduate Certificate) – $525 per credit

    Cybersecurity (M.S.) Online – $710 per credit

    Cybersecurity Management (Graduate Certificate) Online – $710 per credit

    Cybersecurity Technology (Graduate Certificate) Online – $710 per credit

    Data Engineering (Graduate Certificate) – $675 per credit

    Data Intelligence and GeoAnalytics (M.S.) – $675 per credit

    Doctorate (DBA) – $920 per credit

    Doctorate (DNP) – $920 per credit

    Doctorate (Ed.D.—blended in-person and online format) – $795 per credit

    Doctorate (Psy.D.) – $920 per credit

    Education (M.A.) – $460 per credit

    Education (M.A.) Online – $525 per credit

    Educational Leadership (M.A.) Online – $550 per credit

    Education—Learning Design and Technology (M.Ed.) Online – $550 per credit

    Education Specialist (Ed.S.) – $505 per credit

    Education—Teaching and Learning (M.Ed.) – $495 per credit

    Education – Wisconsin (M.A.) – $410 per credit

    Educational Administration (Ed.S.) – $505 per credit

    Educational Administration: Director of Special Education (Graduate Certificate) – $505 per credit

    Educational Administration: K-12 Principal (Graduate Certificate) – $505 per credit

    Educational Administration: Superintendent (Graduate Certificate) – $505 per credit

    English as Second Language (M.A.) – $505 per credit

    Finance (Graduate Certificate) Online – $710 per credit

    Geographic Information Science (Certificate) – $675 per credit

    Health and Human Services Administration (M.A.) – $550 per credit

    Health and Human Services Administration (M.A.) Online – $675 per credit

    Healthcare Administration (Graduate Certificate) – $675 per credit

    Healthcare Analytics (Graduate Certificate) Online – $710 per credit

    Human Resource Management (Graduate Certificate) Online – $675 per credit

    Human Resource Management (M.A.) – $525 per credit

    Human Resource Management (M.A.) Online – $675 per credit

    Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Certificate) – $550 per credit

    Instruction (M.A.) – $505 per credit

    Integrated Studies (M.A.) – $550 per credit

    Integrated Studies (M.A.) Online – $630 per credit

    International Development (Graduate Certificate) Online – $660 per credit

    International Development (M.A.) Online – $660 per credit

    K-12 Reading Teacher (Graduate Certificate) – $495 per credit

    Literacy Education (M.A.) – $495 per credit

    Management (M.A.) – $550 per credit

    Marriage and Family Therapy (M.A.) – $565 per credit

    Accelerated Online MBA – $710 per credit

    MBA Blended Format – $600 per credit

    Mental Health in Education (Graduate Certificate) – $525 per credit

    Nonprofit Management (Graduate Certificate) Online – $675 per credit

    Nurse Anesthesia—SMUMN – $675 per credit

    Organizational Leadership (M.A.) – $550 per credit

    Organizational Leadership (M.A.) Online – $675 per credit

    Professional Development Initiatives for Educators – $470 per credit

    Philanthropy and Development (M.A.) – $525 per credit

    Project Management (Graduate Certificate) Online – $675 per credit

    Project Management (M.S.) – $550 per credit

    Project Management (M.S.) Online – $675 per credit

    Public Administration (M.A.) Online – $675 per credit

    Public Health (M.PH) – $565 per credit

    Public Health (MPH) Online – $675 per credit

    Social Work (M.S.W.) Online – $825 per credit

    Special Education (M.A. and certificate) – $505 per credit

    Special Education (M.A.) Online – $550 per credit

    Teaching (M.A.) – $505 per credit

    Teaching, Training, and Leading with Technology (Graduate Certificate) Online – $550 per credit

  • Student Technology Fee – $100 per semester, excluding students enrolled in dissertation only courses

    Final Paper Presentation Fee – $50
    Graduation Fee – $200
    Graduation Fee, Ed.S. (upon completion of a certificate leading to these degrees) – $75


    Undergraduate Fees:
    Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Fee – $230


    Graduate Course Fees:

    ADS 590 Practicum Fee – $185

    ADS 591 Practicum Fee- $75

    ADS 592 Practicum and Course Fee – $400

    ADS 714 Practicum Fee – $75

    ADS 715 Practicum and Course Fee – $400

    BIA 620 Fee – $80

    BIA 665 Virtual Lab Fee – $125

    BU 450 Fee – $80

    DBA 900 Dissertation Defense Fee – $500

    DNP (SMUMN Registration Fee) – $1,500

    DNP 801 Assessment Fee – $900

    DNP 811 Seminar Fee – $500

    DNP 812 SEE Exam Fee – $280

    DNP 821 Lab Fee – $200

    DNP 823 Lab Fee and Simulation Fee – $280

    DNP 831-834 Clinical Fee – $450 per clinical semester

    DNP 835-838 Clinical Practicum Fee – $500 per clinical semester

    DNP 850 SEE Exam #2 Fee – $280

    EDD 900 Dissertation Defense Fee – $350

    EDD Credit Conversion Fee- $500 per credit

    EDMA 612 Assessment Fee – $100

    EDMA 699 Program Completion Fee – $50

    EDSE 689 Student Teaching Fee – $500

    EDSE 690 Portfolio Fee – $500

    Educational Administration (Graduate Certificate) Initial Assessment Fee – $50

    EDS 724 Assessment Fee – $100

    EDS 775-777 Portfolio Exit Assessment Fee – $150

    EDS 799 Portfolio Exit Assessment Fee – $50 

    ESL 560 Student Teaching Fee – $500

    ESL 570 International Student Teaching Fee – $2500

    EDUC 555 Student Teaching Fee – $500

    EDUC 560 Student Teaching Fee – $500

    HRM 689 Assessment Fee – $40

    MBA 669 Assessment Fee – $40

    MFT 671-675 Practicum Fee – $75 per semester

    MFT791 Capstone and Oral Exam – $165

    MPY 600 Orientation Fee- $100

    MPY/PY 692 Practicum Fee – $75

    MPY/PY 694 Practicum Fee – $185

    MPY/PY 710 Practicum Fee – $185

    MPY/PY 711 Practicum Fee – $75

    MPY/PY 713 Practicum Fee – $185

    MPY/PY 717 Assessment Fee – $60

    MPY/PY 721 Assessment Fee – $60

    MPY/PY 724 Assessment Fee – $65

    MPY/PY 771-773 Practicum Fee – $75 per practicum semester

    MSW 600 Tevera Fee- $205

    MSW 601 Tevera Fee – $205

    MSW 690 Capstone Course Fee – $150

    PYD 815 Assessment Fee – $50 

    PYD 816 Assessment Fee – $50

    PYD 827 Assessment Fee – $50

    PYD 840-845 Practicum Fee – $30 per practicum semester

    PYD 882 Clinical Case Presentation Fee – $325

    PYD 997 Dissertation Colloquium and Final Editing – $400

    International Student Fee per semester (Winona Campus only) – $550

    International Student Fee for Data Intelligence and GeoAnalytics with Business Engineering Emphasis – $300 per semester


    **Please note that students who are behind on monthly payments will accrue a $10 late fee in addition to all other fees that may accrue on an account.

  • 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 $300 and $500 per semester for textbooks and course materials.

  • Many employers recognize the benefits of equipping employees with new and updated skills, particularly those gained through an advanced degree program. Even if your organization does not officially offer tuition reimbursement, you still may be able to arrange for full or partial reimbursement by speaking with your managers about the benefits and features of the online degree programs at Saint Mary’s.

    • Our programs, being completely online, will not interfere with your work schedule—you will be able to complete your coursework from home, outside of work.
    • The knowledge you gain can be put to use for your employer right away, potentially making you a more productive and efficient employee, one who contributes to improving the bottom line.
    • Your company may save money by investing in you rather than spending funds searching for, hiring, and training a new employee.

    Your employer might also like to know Saint Mary’s is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. We are also proud to have the #1 Minnesota online MBA and online business master’s programs, and a best value school, according to U.S. News and World Report’s latest rankings.