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Master of Public Administration Tuition and Financial Assistance

Master of Public Administration

Wright State’s M.P.A. offers outstanding value. Our tuition is among the most affordable in Ohio. We also offer a number of employment and assistantship opportunities for full-time M.P.A. students.

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Graduate Research Assistantships

All Regular Admission MPA students may apply for a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) position (PDF). GRAs work 20 hours per week during fall and spring terms on special projects or with outside organizations. GRAs receive a stipend and tuition assistance.


Graduate Tuition Scholarships

Students who are admitted to the M.P.A. program under regular status may apply for Graduate Tuition Scholarships (PDF). These scholarships are awarded by the M.P.A. program on the basis of scholarship and academic need. 

Learn more about additional graduate student scholarships.


WPAFB Military and Civilian Graduate Scholarship

$7,500 per year for qualified students!

Individual students who are employed either as civilian workers or active-duty military personnel at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), and their spouses and dependents, who wish to pursue graduate degrees at Wright State University are eligible to apply to the Wright State WPAFB Scholarship program. This scholarship provides up to $7,500 of tuition scholarship per year ($2,500 per semester) for qualified personnel and their family members who are pursuing master’s or doctoral degrees at Wright State!

 

For more information on the WPAFB scholarship, including how to apply, visit the Graduate School page.

For additional information, or to set up an appointment to talk about how the MPA can help you reach your career goals, contact Jerri Killian, Program Director.

 

Tuition

All M.P.A. students are required to complete 36 credit hours. Tuition rates listed below are per semester.

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Undergraduate Wright Guarantee 2020–21 Estimated Total Costs

The Wright Guarantee Tuition Program guarantees the same annual cost of in-state tuition, housing rates, and meal plans over a four-year college career for new incoming, degree-seeking undergraduate students starting in Fall 2020 or Spring 2021. For non-Ohio resident students, the out-of-state tuition is not guaranteed.

Rates Ohio Resident
(Commuting)
Ohio Resident
(Living on Campus)
Non-Ohio Resident**
Undergraduate Tuition (11–18 hours)* $4,981 $4,981 $9,690
Undergraduate Tuition (1–10.5 hours) $448/hour $448/hour $882/hour
Campus Housing (Woods Double)*** N/A $2,872 $2,872
Meals (Raider 200 Meal Plan)**** N/A $1,939 $1,939
Activity/Communications/Hospitality Fees N/A $463 $463
Books and supplies***** $700 $700 $700
Total for one semester $5,681 $10,955 $15,664
Total for two semesters (fall and spring) $11,362 $21,910 $31,328

Undergraduate Wright Guarantee 2019–20 Estimated Total Costs

The Wright Guarantee Tuition Program guarantees the same annual cost of in-state tuition, housing rates, and meal plans over a four-year college career for new incoming, degree-seeking undergraduate students starting in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020. For non-Ohio resident students, the out-of-state tuition is not guaranteed.

Rates Ohio Resident
(Commuting)
Ohio Resident
(Living on Campus)
Non-Ohio Resident**
Undergraduate Tuition (11–18 hours)* $4,789 $4,789 $9,498
Undergraduate Tuition (1–10.5 hours) $431/hour $431/hour $865/hour
Campus Housing (Woods Double)*** N/A $2,844 $2,844
Meals (Raider 200 Meal Plan)**** N/A $1,939 $1,939
Activity/Communications/Hospitality Fees N/A $463 $463
Books and supplies***** $700 $700 $700
Total for one semester $5,489 $10,735 $15,444
Total for two semesters (fall and spring) $10,978 $21,470 $30,888

Undergraduate Wright Guarantee 2018–19 Estimated Total Costs

The Wright Guarantee Tuition Program guarantees the same annual cost of in-state tuition, housing rates, and meal plans over a four-year college career for new incoming, degree-seeking undergraduate students starting in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019. For non-Ohio resident students, the out-of-state tuition is not guaranteed.

Rates Ohio Resident
(Commuting)
Ohio Resident
(Living on Campus)
Non-Ohio Resident**
Undergraduate Tuition (11–18 hours)* $4,627 $4,627 $9,336
Undergraduate Tuition (1–10.5 hours) $417/hour $417/hour $851/hour
Campus Housing (Woods Double)*** N/A $2,816 $2,816
Meals (Raider 200 Meal Plan)**** N/A $1,830 $1,830
Activity/Communications/Hospitality Fees N/A $463 $463
Books and supplies***** $700 $700 $700
Total for one semester $5,327 $10,436 $15,145
Total for two semesters (fall and spring) $10,654 $20,872 $30,290

Undergraduate Non-Guarantee Tuition

Undergraduate Non-Guarantee Tuition (attended prior to Summer 2018)*

2020–21
Rates Ohio Resident*** Non-Ohio Resident****
Undergraduate Tuition (11–18 hours)** $4,541 $9,250
Undergraduate Tuition (1–10.5 hours) $410/hour $844/hour

*Must attend at least one semester each academic year
**Per hour rates will be applied to each credit hour in excess of 18
***Future in-state tuition rates are determined by the Ohio General Assembly and the Wright State University Board of Trustees
****Non-Ohio resident portion of tuition ($4,709 or $434/hour) is determined annually by the Wright State University Board of Trustees


Graduate and Professional Tuition

2020–21 Graduate and Professional Tuition Rates
Rates Ohio Resident** Non-Ohio Resident**
Graduate Tuition (11–18 hours)* $7,149 $12,143
Graduate Tuition (1–10.5 hours) $660/hour $1,125/hour
 
M.B.A. Tuition (11–18 hours)* $7,687 $12,681
M.B.A. Tuition (1–10.5 hours) $710/hour $1,175/hour
 
School of Professional Psychology/
Doctor of Nursing Practice Tuition (11 or more hours)
$8,815 $14,087
School of Professional Psychology/
Doctor of Nursing Practice Tuition (1–10.5 hours)
$817/hour $1,308/hour
 
Boonshoft School of Medicine Tuition for M1, M2, and M4 (11 or more hours) $18,864 $28,303
Boonshoft School of Medicine Tuition (11 or more hours) $25,152 $34,591

* Per hour rates will be applied to each credit hour in excess of 18
** Rates determined annually by the Wright State University Board of Trustees. 


 

 


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