Tuition & Fees

Academic year 2018-2019

Graduate tuition and fees correlate to the course and/or program curriculum you are pursuing. In most cases, students matriculated in graduate degree programs will pay standard rates. Please see rates below. Charges are subject to change. 

Note that nine (9) credits per semester constitutes a full-time load for graduate students. For UMass Law students, twelve (12) credits per semester constitutes a full-time load.

Students enrolled in programs offered through Online & Continuing Education will pay those rates.

Proximity tuition programs

New England: UMass Dartmouth participates in the New England Regional Student Program, which offers reduced rates to out-of-state residents in certain programs.

Rhode Island: Residents of Rhode Island admitted to one of UMass Dartmouth’s graduate programs in the spring 2019 term or later will be charged the proximity rate. This rate is only available for Rhode Island residents who matriculate in or after spring 2019 or students who were eligible for the proximity rate based on the guidelines in effect on the date of their original matriculation.

NUWC: All employees of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) who take UMass Dartmouth graduate courses will be eligible for the proximity rate, irrespective of their residency status.

6 graduate credits per year*

3 credits per semester

 Massachusetts ResidentNon-Massachusetts ResidentRegional/Proximity Student Program, Non-Resident
Tuition $3,978.00 $7,179.00 $5,069.28
Student Activity Fee $43.74 $43.74 $43.74
Technology Fee $62.52 $62.52 $62.52
Total $4,084.26 $7,285.26 $5,175.54

18 graduate credits per year

9 credits per semester

 Massachusetts ResidentNon-Massachusetts ResidentRegional/Proximity Student Program, Non-Resident
Tuition $11,934.00 $21,537.00 $15,207.84
Student Activity Fee $131.22 $131.22 $131.22
Technology Fee $187.56 $187.56 $187.56
Total $12,252.78 $21,855.78 $15,526.62

24 graduate credits per year*

12 credits per semester

 Massachusetts ResidentNon-Massachusetts ResidentRegional/Proximity Student Program, Non-Resident
Tuition $15,912.00 $28,716.00 $20,277.00
Student Activity Fee $175.00 $175.00 $175.00
Technology Fee $250.00 $250.00 $250.00
Total $16,337.00 $29,141.00 $20,702.00

Per-credit Graduate expenses, per semester* 

 Massachusetts ResidentNon-Massachusetts ResidentRegional/Proximity Student Program, Non-Resident
Tuition $663.00 $1,196.50 $844.88
Student Activity Fee $7.29 $7.29 $7.29
Technology Fee $10.42 $10.42 $10.42
Total $680.71 $1,214.21 $862.59

One-time and individual fees **

FeeCost
Graduate Application Fee for Massachusetts Residents

$60.00

Graduate Application Fee for Non-Massachusetts Residents

$60.00

Applied Music Fee

$733.00/course

Charlton College of Business Fee

$234.00/semester

College of Arts & Sciences - Level 1 Program Fee

$213.00/semester

College of Arts & Sciences - Level 2 Program Fee

$464.00/semester

College of Engineering Fee

$675.00/semester

College of Nursing Fee

$442.50/semester

College Visual & Performing Arts Specialized Course Support Fee

$451.00/semester

Graduation Fee

$185.00

Health Insurance Plan

$2,168.00/year

International Orientation Fee

$260.00

International Student Fee

$260.00/semester

Program Continuation Fee

$250.00/semester

Re-admit Fee

$60.00

School for Marine Science & Technology Fee

$397.00/semester

Student Teaching Practicum

$773.00

Transcript Fee (one-time)

$100.00

Withdrawn on Exchange Co-Op Fee

$105.00 - $305.00/semester

Alumni Association One-year Membership (refundable)

$20.00

MassPIRG (waivable)

$9.00/semester

Online & Continuing Education Tuition and Fees

Tuition & Fees for Online & Blended Courses

UMass Law Tuition and Fees

Tuition & Fees for the law school

* These charts exclude individual and personal expenses.
** This chart excludes individual and personal expenses. College/School fees noted assume 9 or more credits/semester; if fewer than 9, fees are pro-rated.