Salem State University Graduate Schools

Salem State University (referred to as Salem State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Salem, MA. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree. The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Salem State University is $8,857 for Massachusetts residents and $10,477 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,526 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 7,242 including undergraduate students.

Graduate School Overview

Salem State University (referred to as Salem State) is a Public, 4 years school located in Salem, MA. It is classified as a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest level of offering is Master's degree.
The school is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education (12/1/1953 - Current).
Salem State Directory Information
School NameSalem State University (Salem State)
Address352 Lafayette St, Salem, MA 1970
Phone978-542-6000
Webhttps://www.salemstate.edu
Online Applicationhttps://www.salemstate.edu/apply-now
Financial Infohttps://www.salemstate.edu/finaid
The 2022 graduate school tuition & fees at Salem State University is $8,857 for Massachusetts residents and $10,477 for out-of-state students. The school has 1,526 graduate students where it has a total enrollment of 7,242 including undergraduate students.
It offers total 148 graduate programs through Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, and Post-Master Certificate. Among them, 2 programs are available online classes.
Graduate School 2022 Key Facts
School TypePublic, 4 years
Tuition & Fees$10,477
$8,857 for Massachusetts Residents
Student Population1,526
Offered Degrees/ProgramsPost-Bachelor Certificate, Master's, and Post-Master Certificate
Number of Programs148 graduate programs
(2 programs available online learning)
Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
The graduate tuition & fees at Salem State University is $8,857 for Massachusetts residents and $10,477 for out-of-state students for the academic year 2021-2022. The tuition per credit hour is $492 for Massachusetts residents and $582 for out-of-state students.
Salem State University offers the alternative tuition plans.
Salem State University offers the distance education programs. All course works for completing a degree program can be done through online exclusively for graduate programs. In addition, the distance learning courses are offered for students who are not enrolled online exclusively.
On its campus, remedial services, academic/career services, employment services for students, placement services for completers, on-campus daycare for students' children are provided for their students.
Special Learning Opportunities & On-campus Services
Distance Learning (Online Classes)2 Online Programs Available
Special learning Opportunities
  • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification
On-Campus Student Services
  • Remedial services
  • Academic/career services
  • Employment services for students
  • Placement services for completers
  • On-campus daycare for students' children

2022 Graduate Tuition, Fees, Other Expenses

For the academic year 2021-2022, the graduate school tuition & fees of Salem State University is $8,857 for Massachusetts residents and $10,477 for other students. The graduate tuition & fees are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2021-2022 Graduate Tuition & fees
Massachusetts ResidentsOut-of-State
TuitionFeesTuitionFees
2017-2018$2,520$5,352$4,140$5,352
2018-2019$2,520$5,668$4,140$5,668
2019-2020$2,520$6,035$4,140$6,035
2020-2021$2,520$6,337$4,140$6,337
2021-2022$2,520$6,337$4,140$6,337
The graduate school tuition & fees of Salem State is inexpensive compared to public graduate schools in Massachusetts. The average graduate school tuition for all graduate schools in United States is $19,204 and the Massachusetts graduate tuition is $19,554 (public) / $29,575 (private).
The next table compares the average graduate school tuition by location and school types.
Graduate Tuition & fees Comparison
ResidentsOut-of-State
Salem State University$8,857$10,477
All Graduate Schools$15,958$19,204
Public$11,320$20,434
Private$19,234
Massachusetts Graduate Schools$24,532$27,535
Public$13,768$19,554
Private$29,575
For academic year 2021-2022, the living costs are $18,250 when a student lives on-campus housing facilities (i.e. dormitory, school owned apartments, etc.) at Salem State University. On-campus living costs are stayed same compared to previous academic year. The off-campus living costs are $14,248. Off-campus living costs are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Living Expenses
Living On-CampusLiving Off-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpenseRoom & BoardOther Expense
2017-2018$13,000$1,746$10,488$3,582
2018-2019$13,778$1,764$10,564$3,640
2019-2020$14,052$1,784$10,564$3,660
2020-2021$14,590$1,784$10,588$3,660
2021-2022$14,590$1,784$10,588$3,660
For academic year 2021-2022, the tuition per credit hour for graduate programs is $492 for Massachusetts residents and $582 for other students at Salem State University. The graduate tuition per credit hour are stayed same compared to previous academic year.
2021-2022 Graduation Program Tuition per Credit Hour
Massachusetts ResidentsOut-of-State
2017-2018$437$527
2018-2019$455$545
2019-2020$475$565
2020-2021$492$582
2021-2022$492$582

Graduate Programs at Salem State

Salem State University offers 56 graduate programs for Master's and Post-Graduate Certificate. The next table lists number of programs by offered degree and online availability along with number of completers by degree/certificate programs. Last year, 563 students have completed their study at Salem State University.
Offered Degrees at Salem State University
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online ClassNumber of Completers
Master's Degree341461
Post Bachelor's Degree16042
Post Master's Degree6060
Total561563
The next table shows the popular graduate programs at Salem State University by award level.
  • The most popular Post-graduate Certificate program is the Education program with 57 completers.
  • The most popular Master's program is the Social Work program with 130 completers.
Salem State University offers 56 programs through Master's and Post-Graduate Certificate. The programs are offered both in online and on-site education. Last year total 563 students have completed their graduate studies.
  • 461 students have earned/completed Master's program.
  • 42 students have earned/completed Post-Bachelor's program.
  • 60 students have earned/completed Post-Master's program.
Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] (1 completers) 204 completers-
Educational Leadership and Administration0$44,200
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration23-
Educational/Instructional Technology8-
Special Education and Teaching29$54,300
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services22-
Elementary Education and Teaching29-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching0-
Secondary Education and Teaching0-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching25-
Art Teacher Education7-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education11-
Mathematics Teacher Education7-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching11-
Reading Teacher Education9-
Drama and Dance Teacher Education0-
History Teacher Education7-
Spanish Language Teacher Education6-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor10-
English Language and Literature [+] 7 completers-
English Language and Literature7-
Biological and Biomedical Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Biology/Biological Sciences0-
Mathematics and Statistics [+] 5 completers-
Mathematics5-
Psychology [+] 26 completers-
Counseling Psychology16-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology6-
Applied Behavior Analysis4-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, and Firefighting [+] 11 completers-
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration11-
Human Services [+] 118 completers-
Social Work118$48,300
Social Sciences [+] 7 completers-
Geography0-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography7-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 48 completers-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist17-
Nursing Administration0-
Nursing Science31-
Business [+] 21 completers-
Business Administration and Management11-
Accounting10-
History [+] 14 completers-
History14-
Total461
Post-Bachelor's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 23 completers-
Education1-
Educational Leadership and Administration18-
Special Education and Teaching1-
Reading Teacher Education1-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor2-
English Language and Literature [+] 1 completers-
Rhetoric and Composition1-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies [+] 3 completers-
Holocaust and Related Studies3-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (other)0-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies [+] 1 completers-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management1-
Human Services [+] 4 completers-
Public Policy Analysis4-
Social Sciences [+] 2 completers-
Geographic Information Science and Cartography2-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 0 completers-
Clinical Research Coordinator0-
Business [+] 8 completers-
Business Administration and Management8-
Financial Planning and Services0-
Hospitality Administration/Management0-
History [+] 0 completers-
Public/Applied History0-
Total42
Post-Master's Programs and Number of Completers
ProgramAvailable OnlineNumber of CompletersAverage Earning after graduation
Education [+] 59 completers-
Education57-
Educational Leadership and Administration1-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services1-
Psychology [+] 0 completers-
Counseling Psychology0-
Applied Behavior Analysis0-
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences [+] 1 completers-
1-
Total60

Graduate Student Population at Salem State

For academic year 2021-2022, total 1,526 students enrolled into Salem State University graduate schools where it has total 7,242 students including undergraduate students. By attending status, there are 633 full-time and 893 part-time graduate students. By gender, 319 male and 1,207 female students are attending graduate schools. The next table summarizes the graduate student population by gender and attending status.
Graduate School Student Population By Gender
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,5263191,207
Full-time633106527
Part-tme893213680
The next table summarizes the students population by race/ethnicity.
There are 1,170 White (76.67%), 66 Black/African American (4.33%), 141 Hispanic (9.24%), 28 Asian (1.83%), and 121 students with other races. 34 students are enrolled with non-resident alien status.
Graduate Student Population By Race/ethnicity
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,5263191,207
American Indian/Native American211
Asian28424
Black/African American662244
Hispanic14123118
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White1,170229941
Two More301119
Un-Known551540
Non-resident Alien341420
Salem State University offers the distance learning opportunities (online degree program and/or courses) for graduate programs. 1,109 graduate students (72.67% of total students) are enrolled online exclusively and 357 graduate students (23.39% of total students) are enrolled some online courses. The next table summarizes the online student population.
Distance Learning Student Population
Number of Graduate Students
Total1,526
Enrolled Online Exclusively1,109
Enrolled Some Online Courses357
Not in Online Courses60
The following table summarizes the graduate students population by age at Salem State University. 336 students are aged 20 to 24 (22.02% of total students), 108 students are aged above 50 (7.08%). Next table summarizes the student population by age at Salem State University.
Graduate Student Population By Age
TotalMaleFemale
Total1,5263191,207
Age 20-2110010
Age 22-2432661265
Age 25-2947999380
Age 30-3427063207
Age 35-3916134127
Age 40-4917233139
Age 50-64992475
Over 64954

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