Tuition and Fees

SDM Tuition and Fees, 2018-2019 Academic Year*

Master’s Tuition
High (=> 37 credits) $28,937 per term
Low  (=< 36 credits) $19,298 per term
Core Only $11,791 per term
Thesis Only $17,146 per term
Certificate Tuition
Certificate Fall & Spring $11,500 per term
Certificate Summer (Capstone) $3,000 per term
Certificate Upfront Payment $26,000
Distance Fee
Distance Option $2,500 additional per term
MIT Fees
Mandatory Health Insurance
(May be waived if student carries other health insurance.)
Visit MIT Medical’s rate sheet for more information.
MIT Full-Time Definition
Full-Time Registration Visit MIT Office of the Registrar—Full Time Registration for more information.

* Tuition for the forthcoming academic year is set each April by the MIT Corporation based on a recommendation from Academic Council.

For more information or to inquire about specific tuition situations, please contact Triet Nguyen, Senior Financial Administrator at triet@mit.edu.

Tuition Adjustment Dates Spring 2017

If a change in credit load results in a change in tuition for a given semester that tuition adjustment will take place on the next of the following dates: 2/14, 3/14, 5/2, 5/12, 5/23.

SDM/IDM Tuition Proration, 2018-2019 Academic Year

Tuition proration amounts for SDM/IDM graduate students who complete thesis early or students who withdraw during the term are set out below.

SDM/IDM students must have fulfilled 24 units of thesis from spring 2016 or summer 2016 in order to qualify for SDM/IDM tuition proration.

Prorated tuition for early thesis completion will be granted only if both of the following conditions are met:

    1. The student has completed the required minimum 24 units of thesis credit in previous terms and is registered for only 1 (one) thesis credit in the term in which he or she graduates.
    2. The student was registered for thesis credits as a regular graduate student in the term prior to the term in which he or she graduates.

There is one exception to the second item above: For a fall term completion, if the student was not registered for thesis in the previous summer, but was registered for thesis units as a regular graduate student in the previous spring, the tuition proration will be a minimum of 50 percent of the total tuition if the thesis is completed any time in the first half of the fall term.

The date of proration is determined by the date when the thesis advisor confirms the work was completed, but cannot be more than 15 days prior to when the date is reported to the registrar.

Use figures from the line if the date is shown; otherwise, use figures from the preceding line, e.g., if the date is October 28, use that line, if the date is October 27, use the October 25 line.

Summer 2018

Week Date SDM/IDM Early Thesis Completion Tuition Amount ($) SDM/IDM High Tuition Amount in Case of Withdrawal ($) SDM/IDM Low Tuition Amount in Case of Withdrawal ($) Percentage of Full Tuition Charge
1 11-Jun 2,140 3,611 2,408 12.48%
1 12-Jun 2,140 3,611 2,408 12.48%
1.5 18-Jun 3,215 5,426 3,618 18.75%
2 21-Jun 4,287 7,234 4,825 25%
2.5 25-Jun 5,358 9,043 6,031 31.25%
3 28-Jun 6,430 10,851 7,237 37.50%
3.5 2-Jul 7,501 12,660 8,443 43.75%
4 5-Jul 8,573 14,469 9,649 50%
4.5 9-Jul 9,645 16,277 10,855 56.25%
5 12-Jul 10,715 18,083 12,059 62.49%
5.5 16-Jul 11,788 19,894 13,267 68.75%
6 19-Jul 12,860 21,703 14,474 75%
6.5 23-Jul 13,931 23,511 15,680 81.25%
7 26-Jul 15,003 25,320 16,886 87.50%
7.5 30-Jul 16,074 27,128 18,092 93.75%
8 2-Aug 17,146 28,937 19,298 100%

Fall 2018

Week Date SDM/IDM Early Thesis Completion Tuition Amount ($) SDM/IDM High Tuition Amount in Case of Withdrawal ($) SDM/IDM Low Tuition Amount in Case of Withdrawal ($) Percentage of Full Tuition Charge
1 4-Sep 2,857 4,821 3,215 16.66%
   
1 5-Sep 2,857 4,821 3,215 16.66%
   
1.5 11-Sep 2,857 4,821 3,215 16.66%
   
2 15-Sep 2,857 4,821 3,215 16.66%
   
2.5 18-Sep 3,575 6,033 4,024 20.85%
3 21-Sep 4,287 7,234 4,825 25%
3.5 26-Sep 4,998 8,435 5,625 29.15%
4 28-Sep 5,715 9,645 6,432 33.33%
4.5 2-Oct 6,430 10,851 7,237 37.50%
5 5-Oct 7,141 12,052 8,038 41.65%
5.5 9-Oct 7,861 13,268 8,848 45.85%
6 12-Oct 8,573 14,469 9,649 50%
6.5 16-Oct 9,285 15,669 10,450 54.15%
7 19-Oct 9,994 16,867 11,249 58.29%
7.5 23-Oct 10,716 18,086 12,061 62.50%
8 26-Oct 11,430 19,289 12,864 66.66%
8.5 30-Oct 12,139 20,487 13,663 70.80%
9 2-Nov 12,860 21,703 14,474 75%
9.5 6-Nov 13,571 22,904 15,274 79.15%
10 9-Nov 14,291 24,119 16,085 83.35%
10.5 13-Nov 15,003 25,320 16,886 87.50%
11 16-Nov 15,714 26,521 17,687 91.65%
11.5 20-Nov 16,434 27,736 18,497 95.85%
12 23-Nov 17,146 28,937 19,298 100%

Spring 2019

Week Date SDM/IDM Early Thesis Completion Tuition Amount ($) SDM/IDM High Tuition Amount in Case of Withdrawal ($) SDM/IDM Low Tuition Amount in Case of Withdrawal ($) Percentage of Full Tuition Charge
1 4-Feb 2,857 4,821 3,215 16.66%
   
1 5-Feb 2,857 4,821 3,215 16.66%
   
1.5 11-Feb 2,857 4,821 3,215 16.66%
   
2 14-Feb 2,857 4,821 3,215 16.66%
   
2.5 18-Feb 3,575 6,033 4,024 20.85%
3 21-Feb 4,287 7,234 4,825 25%
3.5 25-Feb 4,998 8,435 5,625 29.15%
4 28-Feb 5,715 9,645 6,432 33.33%
4.5 4-Mar 6,430 10,851 7,237 37.50%
5 7-Mar 7,141 12,052 8,038 41.65%
5.5 11-Mar 7,865 13,273 8,852 45.87%
6 14-Mar 8,573 14,469 9,649 50%
6.5 18-Mar 9,285 15,669 10,450 54.15%
7 21-Mar 9,996 16,870 11,251 58.30%
7.5 25-Mar 10,716 18,086 12,061 62.50%
8 28-Mar 11,430 19,289 12,864 66.66%
8.5 1-Apr 12,139 20,487 13,663 70.80%
9 4-Apr 12,860 21,703 14,474 75%
9.5 8-Apr 13,571 22,904 15,274 79.15%
10 11-Apr 14,291 24,119 16,085 83.35%
10.5 15-Apr 15,003 25,320 16,886 87.50%
11 18-Apr 15,714 26,521 17,687 91.65%
11.5 22-Apr 16,434 27,736 18,497 95.85%
12 25-Apr 17,146 28,937 19,298 100%

SDM Program Associated Costs

Because SDM has a flexible design, with both on-campus and distance options, costs vary. Program-related costs can be broken down into three categories:

      • Costs associated with attending sessions on the MIT campus, including travel and meals
      • General housing costs, as needed (note that MIT has an excellent off-campus housing website)
      • Connection costs related to distance learning

In addition, each SDM student must have a laptop computer. The MIT campus is configured for wireless access. See MIT’s laptop guidelines for more information on recommended configurations. Visit eCat to find discounted pricing for Apple, Dell, and GovConnection (for Lenovo and others)—MIT certificate and network required.

All information is accurate as of July 18, 2016, and is subject to change.