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MPA Tuition and Funding

Tuition and Funding

Earning a Master of Public Administration is an investment in yourself and your future.  

Tuition and Fees

  Ohio Resident Non-Resident
Full Program Tuition & Fees $21,384 $39,240

*Tuition and fees are for estimating purposes and are subject to change, pending Ohio University Board of Trustees' approval.

For students enrolling in the campus-based MPA program, the School offers financial assistance in the form of:

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships carry a stipend of approximately $7,000 for two academic semesters, plus a tuition scholarship for both the academic year and the adjoining summers. Assistants are expected to carry a full load of 12 hours per semester and to perform a variety of tasks, including assisting the faculty in teaching basic courses and undertaking research assignments, for 15 hours per week. Assistantships may be extended if the student is making satisfactory academic progress toward the degree.

Tuition Scholarships

Scholarships covering tuition expenses alone are awarded on the basis of academic ability. Recipients are required to take a full academic load of 15 credit hours per semester and are required to work six hours per week on departmental assignments. Support may be extended beyond one year if the student is making satisfactory academic progress toward the degree.

Both Graduate Assistantships and Tuition Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. Indicate the types of financial aid for which you wish to be considered on the application for admission. To be considered, you should apply by February 15; awards are announced in April.

Financial Aid

For students enrolled in Ohio University graduate programs, other financial support may be available. To begin the financial aid process, you need to complete and submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The school code for Ohio University is 003100.

To learn more about loans, scholarships and grants, visit Ohio University's Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.

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