Financial Information

2020-2021 Tuition Rates
The 2019-2020 tuition rate will take effect beginning summer 2019. The required technology fee (per semester/term) is $56.25 for one graduate course and $112.50 for two or more. The student health fee (per semester/term) is $17.50 for one graduate course and $35.00 for two or more. Students can also expect to spend approximately $150 per class on textbooks.

Degree-seeking and certificate programs: $625 per credit ($1,875 per course)
Non-degree program: $625 per credit ($1,875 per course)

Dean's Scholarships
In order to promote diversity among its graduate students, the College of Arts & Sciences offers funds for Dean’s Scholarships for students applying to our graduate programs. These scholarships are intended for: students of color, low-income students, or students who are first-generation college graduates in their family. Students indicate their qualification for this scholarship in the graduate application and are nominated by the program’s Director of Graduate Studies upon acceptance of the application. Awards will typically be granted on a per course basis (3 credit course) and will apply for up to three years while the student remains in good standing and maintains at least a 3.5 GPA. 

A number of assistantships are also awarded each year. These awards provide experience in the discipline, such as curatorial projects in the university's exhibitions and acquisitions program or with the  American Museum of Asmat Art @ the University of St. Thomas, undertaking special research projects or serving as the graduate student representative. Full assistantships require approximately 150 hours of work over the course of the academic year and payment is received for work done. The postings of these assistantships are sent out in late spring for the following academic year. All degree-seeking students are eligible to apply for the majority of these assistantships.

Financial Aid
For information about costs, scholarships and grants, student loans, and other resources available to graduate students, please visit Graduate Financial Aid.

Luann Dummer Center for Women Research Award
The Luann Dummer Center for Women offers an annual award of $4,000 to a St. Thomas graduate student conducting research on a topic related to women. Full- and part-time students in all graduate programs are invited to apply. The research may be conducted as part of a course, a thesis or a dissertation. It may consist of a credit or noncredit independent study. The research must take place during the grant period, and the researcher must agree to present the results in a forum sponsored by the women's center at the end of the grant period. For additional information, call, (651) 962-6118 or visit the LDCW website.