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

2020-2021 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.

Master’s Program 

High (=> 37 credits)$30,325 per term
Low (=< 36 credits)$20,250 per term
Core Only$12,350 per term
Thesis Only$18,000 per term
Distance Fee (optional)
$2,500 per term
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)$12,350 per term
Certificate Summer (Capstone)$3,100 per 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 

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.