Tuition and Fees

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs' cost of attendance for the 2020-2021 academic year is outlined below to help you plan financially if you enroll in one of our master’s degree programs. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Please choose the course of study you are looking to pursue: 

  • Full-Time On-Campus Student 
  • Part-Time On-Campus Student 
  • Summer Term On-Campus Student
  • Online MPPM Student Fees

Full-Time On-Campus Student

The chart below shows the flat-rate tuition for full-time students in the MPA, MPIA, MID, PhD, non-degree, and on-campus MPPM programs* who are carrying a minimum of 9 credits and a maximum of 15 credits during the fall and spring terms. The costs below do not include living expenses such as housing, food, medical insurance, books, supplies, and household items.

Academic Year 2021-2022 Pennsylvania resident Non-resident
Tuition (total per year, including both fall and spring terms) $24,118 $40,894
Wellness fee (per year) $460 $460
Graduate student activity fee (per year) $60 $60
Security and transportation fee (per year) $260 $260
Computing and network services fee (per year) $350 $350
Total (per year) $25,248 $42,024

*Dual degree students may have a different tuition rate. Contact your enrollment counselor for more information.

Part-Time On-Campus Student

The chart below shows the per-credit tuition cost and fees for part-time students in the MPA, MPIA, MID, PhD, non-degree, and on-campus MPPM programs who are registered for fewer than 9 credits during the fall and spring terms. The costs below do not include living expenses such as housing, food, medical insurance, books, supplies, and household items.

Academic Year 2021-2022 Pennsylvania resident Non-resident
Tuition $970/credit $1,670/credit
Wellness fee $115/term $115/term
Graduate student activity fee $15/term $15/term
Security and transportation fee $130/term $130/term
Computing and network services fee $100/term $100/term

Summer Term Students

The chart below shows the per-credit summer term tuition rate for students in the MPA, MPIA, MID, PhD, non-degree, and on-campus MPPM programs. In addition to tuition, summer-term students pay the wellness, security, computing, and activity fees according to the rates listed above. The costs below do not include living expenses such as housing, food, medical insurance, books, supplies, and household items.

Academic Year 2021-2022 Pennsylvania resident Non-resident
Tuition $970/credit $1,670/credit

Online MPPM Students

Students enrolled in the online MPPM program pay the in-state tuition rate, regardless of residency. To be classified as an online student for billing purposes, students must apply to and be admitted to the online MPPM program; on-campus students who choose to enroll in one or more online courses will still pay the regular on-campus tuition and fees. 

Academic Year 2021-2022 Part-Time
(Fewer than 9 credits per term)
Full-Time
(9-15 credits per term)
Tuition $970/credit $12,059/term
Computing Fee $100/term $175/term
Student Activity Fee $15/term $30/term

The above information is subject to change.