Graduate Programs Overview

Metropolitan State University is a Public, 4 or more years school located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2020-2021 the graduate school tuition & fees are $9,147 for Minnesota residents and $17,552 for other students in average.

It offers twenty-eight graduate programs: 17 Master's, 3 Doctorate, 8 Post-Bachelor's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 182 students have been conferred Master's degree and 12 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameMetropolitan State University
TypePublic, 4 or more years
Address700 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN
Graduate School Students830 students
228 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2020-2021)In-State$9,147
Student to Faculty16:1 (6.25%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 28 Graduate Programs
17 Master's, 8 Post graduate certificates

2021 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2020-2021 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 $17,552 for non-Minnesota residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $404 for Minnesota residents and $808 for out-of-state students.
2021 COATuition Trends
2021 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$404$808
Books & Supplies$1,500
Room & Board$11,244 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$10,380 (Off-Campus)
Off-Campus Total$32,271$40,676
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2017-2021)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

Metropolitan State University offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 28 major areas - 16 Master's (6 online programs), 2 Doctorate , 7 Post-Bachelor'(4 online programs). 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.
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Human Services
Communication and Journalism
Liberal Arts And Sciences, Humanities
English Language And Literature
Computer And Information Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Computer And Information Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 7,861 students enrolled in Metropolitan State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 830 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 297 male and 533 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 198 full-time and 632 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 228 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 174 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students297
Women Students533
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students198
Part-time Students632
By race/ethnicity 383 White, 151 Black, and 86 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 races34
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, 228 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 174 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment830
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses228
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses174
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses428
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses228
Minnesota Resident136
Other State In U.S.92
Outside of U.S.0

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