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Due to the flexible nature of SDM’s programs, student costs for tuition and fees vary. 

2021-2022 Academic Year

Tuition for the forthcoming academic year is set each April in consultation with the MIT Corporation based on a recommendation from Academic Council. There will be no distance fee charged for the 2021-22 academic year.

Please be aware that these rates are effective from 6/1/2021 to 5/31/2022.

Master’s Program 

High (course and/or thesis units totaling more than 36)$29,500 per term
Medium (course and/or thesis units totaling 16 to 36)$19,700 per term
Low (core only or course and thesis units totaling up to 15)$12,000 per term
Distance Fee (optional)
$0
MIT Student Life Fee (on-campus students)
$184 per term ($368 annually)

Health Insurance

The MIT Student Medical plan is included in the cost of tuition and covers most services at MIT Medical. All students are also automatically enrolled in the MIT Student Extended Health Plan which meets state and federal health insurance requirements. If you have private insurance which meets these same requirements, you may choose to waive the cost of the MIT Extended Medical Plan. Learn more about MIT Medical rates and coverage.

Certificate Program

Certificate Fall & Spring (each)$12,000 per term
Certificate Summer (Capstone)$3,000 per term

Certificate students may also make a single upfront payment of $27,000 for the entire program, including both fall and spring terms and the summer capstone term.

Associated Costs

In addition to tuition, students will have costs associated with either on-campus or distance options. 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 
  • Connection costs related to distance learning

Additional Information 

Students may audit subjects as a listener for self-enrichment. These courses do not count toward degree requirements. SDM has set the following limits of units that may be taken as a listener:

High tuition: 36 units maximum
Medium tuition: 24 units
Low tuition: 12 units maximum

For more information on listener status, please visit the MIT Registrar’s Office webpage.

SDM students who complete their thesis early or withdraw during the term may qualify for tuition proration.

For additional information or to inquire about specific tuition situations, please use our contact form.