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Tuition & Fees

With a graduate degree from DSU, you're investing in yourself. Change or advance your career with the confidence that your education will pay you dividends for a lifetime.

We're committed to making our grad programs affordable through a number of perks for SD and MN residents, National Guard members, certified teachers, and students who receive graduate assistantships. For a more detailed listing, see our rate schedule.

Main campus Graduate university costs - 9 credit hour enrollment per semester

South Dakota RESIDENTS MINNESOTA RECIPROCITY* NON-RESIDENTS
Est. Cost Per Semester $ 3,330.00 $ 4,771.35 $ 5,904.45
Est. Total Cost Per Year $ 6,660.00 $ 9,542.70 $ 11,808.90

Estimated undergraduate tuition and fees 2020-2021.
*Minnesota Reciprocity rates are effective through the summer 2020 term.

Graduate tuition and fees

South Dakota Residents Minnesota Residents* NON-RESIDENTS
1 Credit Hour $ 370.00 $ 530.15 $ 656.05
2 Credit Hours $ 740.00 $ 1,060.30 $ 1,312.10
3 Credit Hours $ 1,110.00 $ 1,590.45 $ 1,968.15
4 Credit Hours $ 1,480.00 $ 2,120.60 $ 2,624.20
5 Credit Hours $ 1,850.00 $ 2,650.75 $ 3,280.25
6 Credit Hours $ 2,220.00 $ 3,180.90 $ 3,936.30
7 Credit Hours $ 2,590.00 $ 3,711.05 $ 4,592.35
8 Credit Hours $ 2,960.00 $ 4,241.20 $ 5,248.40
9 Credit Hours $ 3,330.00 $ 4,771.35 $ 5,904.45

Graduate Off-Campus - Non-Resident, Computer Science courses***
1 Credit Hour $ 465.80 $ 575.40
2 Credit Hours $ 931.60 $ 1,150.80
3 Credit Hours $ 1,397.40 $ 1,726.20
4 Credit Hours $ 1,863.20 $ 2,301.60
5 Credit Hours $ 2,329.00 $ 2,877.00
6 Credit Hours $ 2,794.80 $ 3,452.40
7 Credit Hours $ 3,260.60 $ 4,027.80
8 Credit Hours $ 3,726.40 $ 4,603.20
9 Credit Hours $ 4,192.20 $ 5,178.60

***Graduate Non-Resident Computer Science Courses: This rate is calculated for non-resident students taking online graduate courses. The total rate is the undergrad or grad rate plus a delivery fee of $109.60.

The fine print

You should know that additional fees may be assessed for special services or courses, and that fines may be assessed for failure to comply with university policies as stated in the DSU catalogs, student handbook, or other publications. The above schedule does not include all rates set by the Board of Regents. Special rates may apply to certain students.

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