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. Our 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.

Apply for your degree.

Applications for all programs are accepted continuously throughout the year for each of our three start times: spring, summer and fall.

Application requirements by program:

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:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher from a recognized institution in the United States, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Jamaica, Australia, New Zealand or English-speaking Canada
  • TOEFL score of 76 or higher on the internet-based test (TOEFL iBT)* or
  • IELTS score of 6.0 or higher

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 six months old at the time of enrollment.

Fund your degree.

If you’re concerned about whether you can afford to pursue a degree, remember that UND is recognized as a Top Return on Investment Public University in the Midwest by PayScale. 

In fact, we award more than 2,000 scholarships to our students every year. That’s because we believe an investment in education is an investment in yourself.


Master of Science in Cyber Security
30 credits total: $816/credit

Master of Accountancy
30 credits total: $765/credit

Additional fees:

  • One-time non-refundable application fee: $35
  • Online student fee: $61.31/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.

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.

For more info, reach out to your advisor.
Master of Science in Cyber Security: 888.872.5986
Master of Accountancy: 888.872.6405

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.

Start your degree.

Applications are accepted year-round, and application deadlines are subject to change. Please contact your advisor for the most up-to-date information.

Fall 2018 — August 1, 2018
Spring 2019 — December 1, 2018
Summer 2019 — May 1, 2019

Class start and end dates:

Fall 2018
Session A — August 20 – October 7
Session B — October 15 – December 2

Spring 2019
Session A — January 4 – February 24
Session B — March 4 – April 28

University of North Dakota campus courtyard.