Tuition rates (Sept. 2018 - Aug. 2019)

Thesis and project based master's and doctoral programs

Graduate students in a thesis or project based program pay tuition three times a year for as long as they are enrolled in their program.

Term Canadian International
January 1 - April 30, 2019 $1,379.00 $2,178.82
May 1 - August 31, 2019 $1,379.00 $2,178.82
September 1 - December 31, 2018 $1,379.00 $2,178.82
Total per academic year $4137.00 $6536.46

Course based master's and postgraduate diploma programs

Students in course based programs pay tuition for each class they take. Every class is assigned a number of credit units (usually three) which determines their cost. If a student is not enrolled in any classes for a term, they will need to register in a 'Maintenance of Status' class that is 3 credits to stay in their program.

Canadian International
Cost per 3 credit unit class $668.40 $1,056.07
Cost per credit unit $222.80 $352.02
Maintenance of Status course $668.40 $1,056.07

Programs with special tuition rates

The following programs have unique tuition rates. Some have a single flat tuition rate for the entire program, others have a per term charge that differs from the above.

The tuition for the Postgraduate Degree Specialization Certificate in Corrections is covered by a sponsoring external agency.

Programs assessed per term

Program Canadian International
Master of Public Health (thesis-based) $1,262.00 $1,993.96
Master of Science - Finance $1,757.00 $2,776.06
Master of Science - Marketing $2,500.00 $3,950.00
Master of Sustainable Environmental Management $2,922.00 $4,616.76
Master of Water Security $2,922.00 $4,616.76
Master's and PhD - Environment and Sustainability $1,512.00 $2,388.96
Master's and PhD - Public Policy

International students pay an additional $900 per term.

$1,483.00 *

Programs assessed a single flat fee

Program Canadian International
JSGS Internship

International students pay an additional $900 per term.

$1,000.00 *
Master of Business Administration $30,006.00 $47,409.48
Master of International Trade $19,289.00 $30,476.62
Master of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner $10,500.00 $16,590.00
Master of Physical Therapy $19,924.00 $31,479.92
Master of Professional Accounting

For 2018/19, the new Master of Professional Accounting rate is effective May 1, 2019.

$30,000.00 $47,400.00
Master of Public Administration

Students admitted prior to fall 2015 pay a program fee of $13,801. International students pay an additional $900 per term.

$15,766.00 *
Master of Public Health (course-based) $12,200.00 $19,276.00

Student fees

In addition to tuition above, students also pay fees for programs like health and dental insurance, a bus pass, and other campus services. The amount you need to pay depends on if you are taking classes full time or part time, and if you are on campus or not.

If you are looking for student fees for the Spring or Summer terms of 2018, refer to the 2017-2018 tuition archive.

Full-time on-campus graduate students are registered in 6 or more on-campus credit units per term.

Student fee Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
Athletic $45.47 $45.47 $0.00 $0.00
Recreation $34.16 $34.16 $0.00 $0.00
Student Wellness and Services $45.00 $45.00 $22.50 $22.50
Health Insurance $222.51 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Dental Insurance $236.52 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
GSA $35.32 $35.32 $0.00 $0.00
Canadian Federation of Students $6.15 $6.15 $0.00 $0.00
Transit (GSA U-PASS) $111.01 $111.01 $0.00 $0.00
Total $736.14 $277.11 $22.50 $22.50

Part-time on-campus graduate students are registered in fewer than 6 on-campus credit units per term.

Student fee Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
Athletic $22.74 $22.74 $0.00 $0.00
Recreation $17.08 $17.08 $0.00 $0.00
Student Wellness and Services $45.00 $45.00 $22.50 $22.50
GSA $17.66 $17.66 $0.00 $0.00
Canadian Federation of Students $3.07 $3.07 $0.00 $0.00
Transit (GSA U-PASS) $111.01 $111.01 $0.00 $0.00
Total $216.56 $216.56 $22.50 $22.50

Full- and part-time fees for students enrolled only in off-campus and/or audit classes:

Student fee Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019 Summer 2019
Student Wellness and Services $22.50 $22.50 $11.25 $11.25
GSA $17.66 $17.66 $0.00 $0.00
Canadian Federation of Students $3.07 $3.07 $0.00 $0.00
Total $43.23 $43.23 $11.25 $11.25

Fee adjustments

Adjustment Type Fee Assessment
Full-time students who change to part time before the registration change deadline for a given term Assessed part time student fees
Part-time students who change to full time at any point in Fall Term or Winter Term Assessed full time student fees
On-campus students who become off-campus students before the registration change deadline for a given term
Note: On-campus and off-campus students fees are different. Please ensure you know the implications of off-campus classes within your registration.
Assessed applicable off campus
student fees
Full-time on-campus students who become off-campus students after the registration change deadline for a given term No reduction in student fees
Part-time on-campus students who become off-campus students after the registration change deadline for a given term No reduction in student fees
Off-campus students who become on-campus students at any time Assessed the applicable (full or part-time) on-campus fees
For complete cancellations or for changes in status from on-campus to off-campus after theregistration change deadline for a given term No reduction in student fees

Opt out of fees

You may be able to opt out of your health, dental, and transit (GSA U-PASS) plans. The eligibility requirements and process differs for each.

Thesis Tuition Reduction Policy

Students who defend their thesis prior to the end of a term may be eligible for a tuition refund. All requirements must be complete (which include the Application to Graduate, all paperwork from academic unit and student, and thesis is successfully submitted through the electronic site). Credits are pro-rated monthly and will be placed on the student's account by Registrarial Services. If you are entitled to a refund, please complete the Request for Refund form. Eligible students can expect to receive the credit on their account approximately one month after completion of requirements. This policy does not apply to course-based or project students. Contact gradfees@usask.ca for further details.

Tuition and Fee Notes

  • All graduate students except postgraduate diploma students must maintain continuous registration in their programs. More information can be found in the CGPS Policies and Procedures manual.
  • Tuition fees are assessed at the time a student registers. They are subject to validation for accuracy and correctness at any time by Registrarial Services. If an error is made in assessing a student's account, upon discovery, the student's account will be retroactively reassessed and the student notified of any amount credited or debited, regardless of whether or not the student has completed the class, graduated, or is no longer attending the university.
  • The tuition policy can be found on the University Secretary's website.
  • Student fees are assessed in addition to tuition fees.
  • Students taking courses that are not required for their degrees must pay the full cost of the courses.
  • International Graduate students registered in undergraduate classes (course-based) and which are not part of their program of study (thesis/project based or special tuition program) will be assessed a differential of 2.73 times the rate of Canadian students.
  • Graduate students registered in undergraduate classes (course-based) and which are not part of their program of study (thesis/project based or special tuition program) will be assessed additional tuition
  • Effective May 1st, 2018, the university will only accept Permanent Resident Cards as proof of permanent residency. International students whose immigration status changes to “permanent resident” will qualify to have their tuition differential reassessed on a pro-rated basis. The differential tuition for the term will be removed if PR status changes as of or before the Payment Deadline. Students who become a permanent resident after the Payment Deadline will have their tuition differential reassessed on a prorated basis starting the first date of the next full month of their change in status (e.g. if the change from international student to PR occurs on Oct 20th, the tuition differential will be prorated and removed effective as of November 1st).
  • Tuition will be waived when a student is on an official leave.
  • Tuition rates are subject to change upon approval of the Board of Govenors.