Graduate Program Overview

Metropolitan State University is a four-years, public school located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $9,147 for Minnesota residents and $10,237 for out-of-state students. It offers twenty-seven (27) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameMetropolitan State University
TypeFour-years, Public
Address700 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN
Graduate School Students903 students
610 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$9,147
Student to Faculty15:1 (6.67%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 27 Graduate Programs
15 Master's, 3 Doctorate, 9 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Metropolitan State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Minnesota residents, the tuition & fees are $9,147 and $10,237 for non-Minnesota residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $475.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$0$475
Books & Supplies$1,500
Room & Board$11,644 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$11,188 (Off-Campus)
Off-Campus Total$24,331$34,569
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Metropolitan State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 27 major areas - 15 Master's (5 online programs), 3 Doctorate , 9 Post-Bachelor'(4 online programs). 174 students have been conferred Master's degree and 36 students have received Doctorate degree last year.The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Computer And Information Sciences
English Language And Literature
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Computer And Information Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting

Graduate Student Population

Total 7,552 students enrolled in Metropolitan State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 903 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 387 male and 516 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 230 full-time and 673 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 610 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 155 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students387
Women Students516
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students230
Part-time Students673
By race/ethnicity 491 White, 168 Black, and 91 Asian students are attending at Metropolitan State University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Two or more races30
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Metropolitan State University, 610 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 155 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment903
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses610
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses155
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses138
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses610
Minnesota Resident591
Other State In U.S.15
Outside of U.S.0

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