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Tuition & fees: academic year 2022-2023

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. 

UMass Law students

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.

Online & Continuing Education students

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

International students

To obtain the Form I-20, you must submit documentation to prove you have sufficient financial support to cover the estimated cost of attending UMass Dartmouth for one academic year. For the Fall 2022 semester, proof of funds was needed in the amount of at least $41,129 in USA dollars. If the Form I-20 is issued, then you would use it to try to obtain the F-1 visa from a USA embassy or consulate in your home country or in a neighboring country.

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 Resident Non-Massachusetts Resident Regional/Proximity Student Program, Non-Resident
Tuition $4,097.52 $7,394.52 $5,221.26
Student Activity Fee $43.74 $43.74 $43.74
Technology Fee $124.98 $124.98 $124.98
Total $4,266.24 $7,563.24 $5,389.98

18 graduate credits per year

9 credits per semester

  Massachusetts Resident Non-Massachusetts Resident Regional/Proximity Student Program, Non-Resident
Tuition $12,292.56 $22,183.56 $15,663.78
Student Activity Fee $131.22 $131.22 $131.22
Technology Fee $374.94 $374.94 $374.94
Total $12,798.72 $22,689.72 $16,169.94

24 graduate credits per year*

12 credits per semester

  Massachusetts Resident Non-Massachusetts Resident Regional/Proximity Student Program, Non-Resident
Tuition $16,390.00 $29,578.00 $20,885.00
Student Activity Fee $175.00 $175.00 $175.00
Technology Fee $500.00 $500.00 $500.00
Total $17,065.00 $30,253.00 $21,560.00

Per-credit Graduate expenses, per semester* 

  Massachusetts Resident Non-Massachusetts Resident Regional/Proximity Student Program, Non-Resident
Tuition $682.92 $1,232.42 $870.21
Student Activity Fee $7.29 $7.29 $7.29
Technology Fee $20.83 $20.83 $20.83
Total $711.04 $1,260.54 $898.33

One-time and individual fees **

Fee Cost
Graduate Application Fee for Massachusetts Residents

$60.00

Graduate Application Fee for Non-Massachusetts Residents

$60.00

Applied Music Fee

$800.00/course

Charlton College of Business Fee

$248.00/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 & Health Sciences Fee

$644.50/semester

College of Nursing - MLS Fee

$622.50/semester

College Visual & Performing Arts Specialized Course Support Fee

$451.00/semester

Graduation Fee

$195.00

Health Insurance Plan

$3,076.00/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

$421.50/semester

Student Teaching Practicum

$750.00

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

* 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.