Executive MPA tuition and fees

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Your tuition at the University of Pennsylvania is calculated at a per course unit (c.u.)* rate based on the program you choose and the number of course units for which you register unless otherwise indicated. Tuition for Executive Master of Public Administration courses taken by students is billed at the rates listed in the table below.

All tuition and fee charges are subject to the approval of the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and may change without notice.

Fall 2019-Spring 2020 tuition and fee rates for Executive Master of Public Administration students

  Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020
Tuition $12,760 $12,760 $12,760
General fee $828 $828 $860
Program fee $600 $0 $0
Online course fee $300 $300 $300
Total $14,488 $13,888 $13,920††

Tuition per semester covers the required two courses Executive MPA students take per term.

Financial Aid

Executive MPA applicants are eligible for federal loans as long as they matriculate in two classes during two academic semesters in a single year. Enrollment in one class during the academic year will result in a withdrawal of federal loans.

Fels is pleased to guarantee multiple admissions benefits to current and former members of the US Armed Forces, as well as current members and alumni of select public service organizations. Learn more on our Admissions Partner Organizations page.

15 for 5 Scholarship
Executive MPA applicants who have five years’ full-time government and/or military professional experience are eligible for Fels 15 for 5 scholarship. Pending a resume review, the scholarship guarantees qualified students $15,000 in financial aid. 

Fee definitions

  • General fee: The general fee constitutes a partial contribution to the support of such essential facilities as a large library system, museums and institutes, and special laboratories.
  • Program fee: The program fee is charged in the fall and spring semesters only and covers program activities specific to Fels Master of Public Administration students.

Students will be charged a technology fee of $150 per course.
†† Cost of attendance for summer semesters is estimated, as tuition and fees are adjusted during this term for the subsequent academic year.

*Academic credit (PDF) is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as a course unit (c.u.). A course unit (c.u.) is a general measure of academic work over a period of time, typically a term (semester or summer). A c.u. (or a fraction of a c.u.) represents different types of academic work across different types of academic programs and is the basic unit of progress toward a degree. One c.u. is usually converted to a four-semester-hour course.

Fels Institute of Government

The Fels Institute of Government
3814 Walnut St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 898-7326

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