Discover the value of a UND education

As a nationally recognized institution, we’re proud of our cutting-edge research, creative scholarship and student-focused professional programs — many of which have received national and global recognition. Our students are leaders in action, and you can be, too.

Develop the ability to take on a lifetime of challenges and lead in a rapidly changing world. UND’s courses do more than introduce you to theory, they immerse you in hands-on experiences that turn insight into action. Our goal is for you to not just graduate, but to graduate ready to begin your career and make an impact.

UND has awarded numerous scholarships to online students, so if you would like to find out which scholarships you might qualify for, visit Scholarship Central, our scholarship database. You can also estimate your tuition and fees using our tuition calculator.


Applications for all programs are accepted continuously throughout the year for each of our three start times: spring, summer and fall. Please note, application deadlines are subject to change. Please contact an advisor for the most up-to-date information.


Application requirements by program:


Important Dates

Application Deadline

Master of Arts in Counseling & Certificate



International Applicants

To be considered for one of our online programs, international applicants must fulfill the requirements mentioned above and satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English language proficiency requirements in any of the following ways:

  • Receive a bachelor’s degree or higher from a recognized institution where English is the primary language of instruction in the United States and U.S. Territories, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), England, Ireland, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Scotland, Wales, Commonwealth Caribbean or New Zealand.
  • Earn an overall band score of at least 6.0 on the IELTS.
  • Successfully complete the English Language Service (ELS) Language Center’s Intensive Level 112.
  • Earn a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), which depends upon the type of TOEFL taken:
    • Paper-based TOEFL (PBT) score of at least 550
    • Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) score of at least 76

Because we want all our students to excel from the very first day of their studies, all applicants (degree-seeking, certificate-seeking and non-degree seeking) must meet these requirements. We will not waive this requirement for any reason.

The Institution Code for UND is 6878. These scores must be sent directly from the testing center to the University of North Dakota. You can view more ways to provide proof of English proficiency here:

*TOEFL scores older than two years are not valid and will not be accepted

Certification of Finances form or letter of sponsorship.

The below forms along with a certified bank statement must be submitted for your application to be considered.

If you plan to enter the U.S. on an F-1 or J-1 student visa, you are required to certify that you will have adequate financial support for your program of study at the University of North Dakota. Complete support for your entire time of study at UND must be provided. Form I-20 or DS-2019 cannot be issued until you have completed this form satisfactorily and returned it to the International Center. Information provided must be no more than 6 months old at the time of enrollment.

Cost of Attending

Tuition rates vary depending on the type of degree you are interested in pursuing. The costs below reflect tuition rates for 2022-2023 and are subject to change.

Tuition Costs

Master of Arts in Counseling
60-65 credits | $800/credit

Post Graduate Certificate in K-12 School Counseling
23 credits | $800/credit

Additional fees:

  • One-time nonrefundable application fee: $35
  • Online student fee: $71.43/credit

Tuition does not include course materials, such as your textbooks, and costs are subject to change. Please contact your advisor for the most up-to-date information by calling 877.856.4576 or by booking an appointment online.

Employee and family member tuition waiver

UND offers tuition waivers to all benefitted employees and affiliated organizations. To be considered for the program, you must submit an application for each semester that you would like to enroll. Certain exclusions apply.


Veteran and Military Admissions

At the University of North Dakota, we believe our military personnel, veterans and their families have selflessly served our country and deserve to have the opportunity to access high-quality college programs that will propel them in the armed forces and civilian life.

Designated as a Top 10 Military Friendly University, we strive to help create pathways, reduce barriers and provide flexibility for our military personnel online and on campus.

To learn more about the benefits UND provides to veterans and active military personnel, please visit our Veteran & Military Admissions page for more information.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is a broad term to describe any financial assistance you receive to help pay for your education. There are several types of financial aid — some require repayment, others do not. The most common types of financial aid are scholarships, grants, loans and employment.

You have options. We can help you decide.

When it comes to funding, you have options. But how do you know if you qualify or if you’re choosing the best option for your situation? We have the resources to help you with just that.