Graduate Program Overview

Salem State University is a four-years, public school located in Salem, Massachusetts. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $8,857 for Massachusetts residents and $10,477 for out-of-state students. It offers fifty-six (56) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameSalem State University
TypeFour-years, Public
Address352 Lafayette St, Salem, MA
Graduate School Students1,526 students
1,109 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)In-State$8,857
Student to Faculty14:1 (7.14%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 56 Graduate Programs
34 Master's, 22 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Salem State University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. For Massachusetts residents, the tuition & fees are $8,857 and $10,477 for non-Massachusetts residents. The tuition per credit hours for part-time students (or full-time students who taking extra credits) is $492 for Massachusetts residents and $582 for out-of-state students.
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$492$582
Books & Supplies$1,200
Room & Board$14,590 (On-Campus) / $10,588 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$1,784 (On-Campus) / $3,660 (Off-Campus)
On-Campus Total$26,431$28,051
Off-Campus Total$24,305$25,925
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Salem State University offers Masters, Post-Bachelor's Certificate, Post-Master's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 56 major areas - 34 Master's (1 online programs), 16 Post-Bachelor', 6 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.
English Language and Literature
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
English Language and Literature
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting
Human Services
Social Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 7,242 students enrolled in Salem State University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 1,526 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 319 male and 1,207 female graduate students. By attending status, there are 633 full-time and 893 part-time students in graduate schools. It offers online degree programs and 1,109 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively and 357 students are taking some online graduate courses.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students319
Women Students1,207
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students633
Part-time Students893
By race/ethnicity 1,170 White, 66 Black, and 28 Asian students are attending at Salem 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
10 students are younger than 22 and 280 students are older than 65. The school has 805 students aged between 22 and 30 and 431 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under10
40 & Over280
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Salem State University, 1,109 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 357 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment1,526
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,109
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses357
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses60
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses1,109
Massachusetts Resident1,066
Other State In U.S.42
Outside of U.S.0

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