School of Social Sciences and International Studies

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.

Public Sector Scholarship

Wright State is offering a limited number of Public Sector Scholarships for federal, state, and local government employees for Fall Semester 2024. These scholarships cover 50 percent of tuition for the two-year program length. The scholarship priority deadline is March 1, 2024. However, applications will be accepted until mid-August. You should provide official confirmation of your employment to program director Daniel Warshawsky and submit your M.P.A. application through the Graduate School website. You will automatically be considered for the scholarship when your application is received.

WPAFB Military and Civilian Graduate Scholarship

$6,000 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 $6,000 of tuition scholarship per year ($2,000 per semester) for qualified personnel and their dependent 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.


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

RatesOhio Resident1Non-Ohio Resident1
Graduate Tuition (11–18 hours)2$7,363$12,357
Graduate Tuition (1–10.5 hours)$680/hour$1,145/hour
M.B.A. Tuition (11–18 hours)2$8,440$13,434
M.B.A. Tuition (1–10.5 hours)$780/hour$1,245/hour
Marketing Analytics (M.S.) Tuition (11–18 hours)2$8,440$13,434
Marketing Analytics (M.S.) Tuition (1–10.5 hours)$780/hour$1,245/hour
M.P.H. Tuition (11–18 hours)2$8,171$13,165
M.P.H. Tuition (1–10.5 hours)$755/hour$1,220/hour
Information Systems & Logistics (M.S.) Tuition (11–18 hours)2$8,440$13,434
Information Systems & Logistics (M.S.) Tuition (1–10.5 hours)$780/hour$1,245/hour
School of Professional Psychology and Doctor of Nursing Practice Tuition (11 or more hours)$9,874$15,779
School of Professional Psychology and Doctor of Nursing Practice Tuition (1–10.5 hours)$915/hour$1,465/hour
Boonshoft School of Medicine Tuition for M1, M2, and M4 (11 or more hours)$21,132$31,707
Boonshoft School of Medicine Tuition for M3 (11 or more hours)$28,177$38,752

1Rates determined annually by the Wright State University Board of Trustees.
2Per hour rates will be applied to each billable credit hour in excess of 18. Courses dropped after the 100% refund period are not deducted from the billable hours.

Visit our financial aid Cost of Attendance page for a list of other estimated indirect costs including books, supplies, personal expenses, transportation, and loan fees that are used to calculate financial aid offers.


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