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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 graduate tuition scholarships for full-time M.P.A. students.

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Graduate Funding Opportunities

We invite you to apply for funding opportunities across the university, including student employment positions across campus. Students who are admitted to the M.P.A. program under regular status may apply for limited M.P.A. program funding support based on academic and financial need; complete the M.P.A. funding application (PDF).

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 M.P.A. can help you reach your career goals, contact Dan Warshawsky, 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 2021–22 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, out-of-state tuition is not guaranteed.

RatesOhio Resident
(Commuting)
Ohio Resident
(Living on Campus)
Non-Ohio Resident**
Undergraduate Tuition (11–18 hours)*$5,170$5,170$9,879
Undergraduate Tuition (1–10.5 hours)$465/hour$465/hour$899/hour
Campus Housing (Woods Double)***N/A$2,300$2,300
Meals (Raider 200 Meal Plan)****N/A$1,939$1,939
Activity/Communications/Hospitality FeesN/A$463$463
Books and supplies*****$700$700$700
Total for one semester$5,870$10,572$15,281
Total for two semesters (fall and spring)$11,740$21,144$30,562

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, out-of-state tuition is not guaranteed.

RatesOhio 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$2,300$2,300
Meals (Raider 200 Meal Plan)****N/A$1,939$1,939
Activity/Communications/Hospitality FeesN/A$463$463
Books and supplies*****$700$700$700
Total for one semester$5,681$10,383$15,092
Total for two semesters (fall and spring)$11,362$20,766$30,184

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, out-of-state tuition is not guaranteed.

RatesOhio 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$2,300$2,300
Meals (Raider 200 Meal Plan)****N/A$1,939$1,939
Activity/Communications/Hospitality FeesN/A$463$463
Books and supplies*****$700$700$700
Total for one semester$5,489$10,191$14,900
Total for two semesters (fall and spring)$10,978$20,382$29,800

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, out-of-state tuition is not guaranteed.

RatesOhio 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$2,300$2,300
Meals (Raider 200 Meal Plan)****N/A$1,830$1,830
Activity/Communications/Hospitality FeesN/A$463$463
Books and supplies*****$700$700$700
Total for one semester$5,327$9,920$14,629
Total for two semesters (fall and spring)$10,654$19,840$29,258

Undergraduate Non-Guarantee Tuition

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

2021–22
RatesOhio Resident***Non-Ohio Resident****
Undergraduate Tuition (11–18 hours)**$4,630$9,339
Undergraduate Tuition (1–10.5 hours)$418/hour$852/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

2021–22 Graduate and Professional Tuition Rates
RatesOhio 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)*$7,956$12,950
M.B.A. Tuition (1–10.5 hours)$735/hour$1,200/hour
 
Marketing Analytics (M.S.) Tuition (11–18 hours)*$7,956$12,950
Marketing Analytics (M.S.) Tuition (1–10.5 hours)$735/hour$1,200/hour
 
M.P.H. Tuition (11–18 hours)*$7,956$12,950
M.P.H. Tuition (1–10.5 hours)$735/hour$1,200/hour
 
Information Systems and Logistics (M.S.) Tuition (11–18 hours)*$10,130$15,124
Information Systems and Logistics (M.S.) Tuition (1–10.5 hours)$935/hour$1,400/hour
 
School of Professional Psychology and Doctor of Nursing Practice Tuition (11 or more hours)$8,991$14,368
School of Professional Psychology and Doctor of Nursing Practice Tuition (1–10.5 hours)$833/hour$1,334/hour
 
Boonshoft School of Medicine Tuition for M1, M2, and M4 (11 or more hours)$19,241$28,869
Boonshoft School of Medicine Tuition (11 or more hours)$25,655$35,283

* 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.


Non-Resident Surcharge and Selective Service Registration

If you are a male between the ages of 18-26, you must report your selective service number to the Office of the Registrar, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio 45435, or non-resident fees will be assessed, in accordance with state law.  If needed, you may obtain your selective service number by calling (847) 688-6888 or at http://www.sss.gov


 

 


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