Cost | Minneapolis College of Art and Design


Embark on a transformative journey with an MCAD education-a valuable investment that opens the doors to a world of opportunities. The Graduate Admission and Financial Aid Offices at MCAD are committed to assisting you in finding ways to make your chosen program financially accessible. Review the full cost of an MCAD education, before any financial aid you may qualify for. Your success is our priority, and we are here to support you in making your artistic dreams a reality.

2024/25 Academic Year

The Master of Arts in Graphic and Web Design is a 30 credit program and has a guaranteed tuition plan. This means students are locked-in to their tuition rate based on the semester they begin the program. Students are able to take a one-semester break and maintain the same tuition rate. 

Tuition Per Semester
6 Credits (full-time) $5,718
3 Credits (part-time) $2,859
Per Credit $953
Fees Per Semester
Technology Fee $200
Textbooks and Supplies (estimated) $685*
One Time Payment for New Students
Enrollment Tuition Deposit (credited to your tuition bill upon enrollment) $300

*Textbooks and supplies are estimated considering costs of internet and personal computer expenses for online programs.

Do you plan to work while earning your master’s degree? MCAD can assist you with an employer tuition reimbursement program.

As an MA student, you may qualify for certain types of financial aid, such as external scholarships and/or loans.