The program's total tuition amount for 16 months for the 2014 session (Fall 2014 through Fall 2015) is projected to be a total of $72,000.- (excl. fees).
The three academic semesters (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015) tuition is set at $24,000.- for each semester. There is no tuition charged for the optional internship/practicum period (Summer 2015).
Fee amounts have not yet been determined, but will be identical to those published by the university.
NOTE that the above tuition amount covers the multiple core-/project-/business-courses and five (5) technical/business electives required to complete the MRSD program.
Any additional course work during any of the three (3) semesters (Fall, Spring & Summer), incl. the interim summer, that students decide to enroll in beyond their full-time MRSD course-load, is considered additional and outside of the MRSD degree requirement. Any additional or non-MRSD required courses will be charged to the student’s university account in addition to the MRSD tuition based on a per-credit basis.
The current (2014 session) additional per-credit charge at CMU for non-MRSD required courses is $570.- (updated annually; refer to http://www.cmu.edu/hub/tuition/graduate/scs.html), regardless of where the course is being offered (department, school, college, etc.). Hence a 9-/12-credit course would cost a student an additional $5,130.-/$6,840.-.
Students are required to obtain written permission from the MRSD Program Director to enroll in any additional courses beyond those required by the MRSD program, prior to enrolling/signing-up.