Graduate Programs Overview

North Dakota State University-Main Campus is a four-years, public school located in Fargo, North Dakota. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022 the graduate school tuition & fees are $8,381 for North Dakota residents and $12,028 for other students in average.

It offers one hundred sixty-three graduate programs: 79 Master's, 61 Doctorate, 21 Post-Bachelor's, 2 Post-Master's programs. Some of those programs are offered by distance learning. 433 students have been conferred Master's degree and 256 students have received Doctorate degree last year.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameNorth Dakota State University-Main Campus
Typefour-years, public
Address1301 12th Avenue North, Fargo, ND
Graduate School Students2,291 students
198 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$8,381
Student to Faculty19:1 (5.26%)
Number of Offered Graduate ProgramsTotal 163 Graduate Programs
79 Master's, 2 Doctorate, 23 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Program Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at North Dakota State University-Main Campus with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For North Dakota residents, the tuition & fees are $8,381 and $12,028 for non-North Dakota residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $406 for North Dakota residents and $607 for out-of-state students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: March 14, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Cost per Credit$406$607
Books & Supplies$800
Room & Board$9,078 (On-Campus) / $9,078 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$3,400 (On-Campus) / $3,400 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$21,659$25,306
Off-Campus Total$21,659$25,306
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Graduate Programs By Area of Study

North Dakota State University-Main Campus offers Masters, Doctorate, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 163 major areas - 78 Master's (1 online programs), 52 Doctorate , 20 Post-Bachelor', 1 Post-Master'. 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.
Natural Resources And Conservation
Communication and Journalism
Computer And Information Sciences
Engineering Technology
Work and Family Studies
English Language And Literature
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics And Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Physical Sciences
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, And Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Transportation And Materials Moving
Visual And Performing Arts
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 12,846 students enrolled in North Dakota State University-Main Campus including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 2,291 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 1,095 male and 1,196 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 1,008 full-time and 1,283 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 198 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 270 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students1,095
Women Students1,196
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students1,008
Part-time Students1,283
By race/ethnicity 1,499 White, 49 Black, and 55 Asian students are attending at North Dakota State University-Main Campus. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races44
174 students are younger than 22 and 238 students are older than 65. The school has 1,254 students aged between 22 and 30 and 625 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under174
40 & Over238
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At North Dakota State University-Main Campus, 198 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 270 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment2,291
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses198
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses270
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses1,823
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses198
North Dakota Resident57
Other State In U.S.134
Outside of U.S.7

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