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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. Tuition will remain the same from the 2019-2020 academic year. Additionally, we are not assessing the distance fee for 2020-2021, and MIT is not charging students the Student Life Fee for 2020-2021. We have included the amounts below as a reference only.

Please be aware that these rates are effective from 6/1/2020 to 5/31/2021.

Master’s Program 

High (=> 37 credits)$29,500 per term
Low (=< 36 credits)$19,700 per term
Core Only$12,000 per term
Thesis Only$18,000 per term
Distance Fee (optional)
$2,500 per term (not charged for AY20-21)
MIT Student Life Fee (on-campus students)
$184 per term ($368 annually) (not charged for AY20-21)

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 

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.