Tuition, Cost and Fellowships | Technological Leadership Institute

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An important factor to consider when deciding to pursue a graduate education is the cost of the degree program. At TLI, we are committed to helping students find the resources necessary to complete their education. TLI has several merit- and need-based fellowships available for qualified students. You can find details on each, along with program costs and fees below. 

Program Costs

The Technological Leadership Institute strives to provide a high-quality, yet affordable education. Costs vary by degree program; however, tuition can typically be financed with federal student loans.

Management of Technology (MOT) Tuition

Tuition: $72,000 for 36 credits

Per-Credit Cost: $2,000

Total Required Course Fees: $7,000 ($1,750 per semester)

Cost Breakdown: Included in the required course fees are textbooks and course materials; two meals per class session from D'Amico Catering; parking; student services; and airfare and lodging for the International Management of Technology course (MOT 8950) trip.

*Tuition and course fee are effective for the cohort beginning in August 2018, pending the U of M Board of Regents approval. Rates are subject to change for future cohorts, but will not change throughout the two years of a student's enrollment.

Medical Device Innovation (MDI) Tuition

Tuition: $42,500 for 34 credits

Per-Credit Cost: $1,250

Required U of M Fees Per Semester are approximately: $350 (fall/spring); $175 (summer)

Rates are subject to change for future cohorts, but will not change throughout the four terms of a student's enrollment; required U of M fees, however, may vary from one academic year to the next. 

Security Technologies (MSST) Tuition

Tuition: $40,000 for 32 credits

Per-Credit Cost: $1,250

Required U of M Fees Per Semester are approximately: $350 (fall/spring); $175 (summer)

Tuition rates are subject to change for future cohorts, but will not change throughout the four terms of a student's enrollment; required U of M fees, however, may vary from one academic year to the next. 

University of Minnesota Fees for MDI & MSST Students

Students in the Medical Device Innovation (MDI) and Security Technologies (MSST) degree programs are required to pay certain University of Minnesota fees each semester. Below is a breakdown of the minimum required fees. In addition to these base fees, international students may also be required to pay certain additional fees. All University of Minnesota student fees are subject to change at the beginning of each academic year.

2017-2018 University Fees

  • College of Science and Engineering Collegiate Fee: $300 per semester
  • Stadium Fee: $6 per semester
  • Transportation Fee: $24 per semester

Student Services Fee Exemption

Students in TLI’s programs are exempt from paying the Student Services Fee (SSF).  This allows most students to save about $500 per semester in fees.  There are two important things to note about being in an SSF-exempt program:

  • Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP):  Students are not eligible to participate in the SHBP.  The only exception to this is for students who are in the U.S. on F- or J-type visas.  Students on F- and J-visas are required to participate in the SHBP at an additional oost and pay a portion of the SSF.
  • Recreation Center:  Students are not automatically provided a membership at the Recreation Center (health club/gym).  Students who would like to use those facilities may sign up for a membership at the Rec Center and pay a separate fee of $185 per semester ($75 during summer).

For more information about each fee and the benefit it provides visit the University of Minnesota One Stop website

Military Resources

TLI is committed to helping veterans and active military service members advance their education. The University of Minnesota Veterans Services Office can guide military students through the process of financing graduate education.

Merit Fellowships

These fellowships are offered to high-caliber students entering their first year of a TLI program. To be considered, students must submit a complete admissions application for their program and the TLI application for merit-based fellowships. The deadline to apply for a merit fellowship for the 2018-19 cohorts in the M.S. in Medical Device Innovation or M.S. in Security Technologies program is April 16, 2018. The deadline to submit a fellowship application for the M.S. in Management of Technology program is May 28, 2018.

Need-Based Fellowships

TLI offers need-based fellowships for students whose employer provides less than 50 percent financial support for tuition costs. To qualify for need-based fellowships students must:

  • Submit a complete admissions application
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*
  • Submit the Student Aid Report (SAR) generated from the FAFSA*
  • Obtain a letter from employer stating the level of financial support
  • Complete the TLI application for need-based fellowships, which includes providing a statement of need

The deadline to apply for a merit fellowship for the 2018-19 cohorts in the M.S. in Medical Device Innovation or M.S. in Security Technologies program is April 16, 2018. The deadline to submit a fellowship application for the M.S. in Management of Technology program is May 28, 2018.

*Only U.S. Citizens are eligible to submit a FAFSA. Non-citizens will be asked to provide an alternate financial statement.

MOT Named Fellowships

In addition to the general merit- and need-based fellowship funds, TLI also has three named fellowships for qualifying students either entering or enrolled in the M.S. in Management of Technology degree program:

Lockwood Carlson Technology Leadership Fellowship

Dr. Lockwood Carlson served from 2002 to 2014 as a Senior Fellow and the James J. Renier Chair. He was a highly-valued instructor in the Management of Technology program and was a founding faculty member in the Security Technologies and the Medica Device Innovation programs. First-year MOT students who wish to be considered for this fellowship should submit an application by May 1.

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Rias van Wyk Foresight Award

Dr. Rias van Wyk served from 1992 to 2003 as the W.R. Sweatt Visiting Chair in Technological Leadership and as a former Director of Graduate Studies for the Management of Technology program. Dr. vanWyk is a world leader in strategic technology analysis and technology foresight. This is a merit-based fellowship to support MOT students focusing on technology foresight and forecasting. This merit-based fellowship is awarded to a student entering his/her second year who has demonstrated high potential for excellence in effectively applying and leveraging technology foresight tools and techniques. To qualify, students must have received an "A" grade in the MOT 8214: Technological Foresight and Forecasting course, and achieved a minimum of 3.6 (out of 4.0) cumulative GPA in their first year in the MOT program. Second-year MOT students who meet the eligibility requirements and would like to be considered for this fellowship should submit an application by July 1.

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Yechiel (Jack) Shulman Leadership Award

Dr. Yechiel (Jack) Shulman was the founding Director of TLI, holder of the H.W. Sweatt Chair in Technological Leadership from 1989 to 2000, serving as the first Director of Graduate Studies for the Management of Technology program. This is a merit-based fellowship to support MOT students with the highest potential for fast-tracked technological leadership. To qualify students must have achieved a minimum of 3.8 (out of 4.0) cumulative GPA in your first year in the MOT program. Second-year students who meet the eligibility requirements and would like to be considered for this fellowship should submit an application by July 1.

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Contact TLI Admissions

TLI admissions staff is available to answer any questions you have regarding financial aid and fellowship opportunities. Please contact them with questions at tli-info@umn.edu or 612-624-1846.

Attend an Information Session

Attend an information session to learn more about TLI degree programs. Information sessions are strongly recommended for all prospective students. Visit our information session calendar to view upcoming dates.