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.

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.


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$7,149$12,143
Graduate Tuition (1–10.5 hours)$660/hour$1,125/hour
M.B.A. Tuition (11–18 hours)2$8,227$13,221
M.B.A. Tuition (1–10.5 hours)$760/hour$1,225/hour
Marketing Analytics (M.S.) Tuition (11–18 hours)2$8,227$13,221
Marketing Analytics (M.S.) Tuition (1–10.5 hours)$760/hour$1,225/hour
M.P.H. Tuition (11–18 hours)2$7,956$12,950
M.P.H. Tuition (1–10.5 hours)$735/hour$1,200/hour
School of Professional Psychology and Doctor of Nursing Practice Tuition (11 or more hours)$9,404$15,028
School of Professional Psychology and Doctor of Nursing Practice Tuition (1–10.5 hours)$871/hour$1,395/hour
Boonshoft School of Medicine Tuition for M1, M2, and M4 (11 or more hours)$20,126$30,197
Boonshoft School of Medicine Tuition (11 or more hours)$26,835$36,906

1Rates determined annually by the Wright State University Board of Trustees.
2Per hour rates will be applied to each credit hour in excess of 18


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