Financial Information

Tuition Rates and Course Fees
2014-2015 tuition rates are in effect from June 1 through May 31 and are $825.50 per credit/$2,476.50 per course.  The required technology fee is $45.00 for one graduate course and $91.50 for two or more. Students can also expect to spend $150.00 per class on books.

Fellowships
A limited number of fellowships are available to degree-seeking students. These are awarded once each year (deadline: March 1) on a competitive basis to full- and part-time degree-seeking students of exceptional promise. Fellowship awards begin in the fall semester (following the March deadline) and include a tuition waiver for fall and spring semesters. Criteria include:

  • An undergraduate record that shows exceptional performance
  • A distinguished writing sample
  • Especially strong letters of recommendation

Applicants wishing to apply for a fellowship should explain their eligibility in a separate statement.

Assistantships
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.