Full-time Master of Public Administration 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 full-time 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 2018- spring 2019 tuition and fee rates for Master of Public Administration students

  1 c.u.  2 c.u.  3 c.u. 
Tuition $6,380 $12,760 $19,140
General fee $394 $788 $1,182
Total $6,774 $13,548 $20,322
Health insurance n/a n/a $1,674
Clinical fee n/a n/a $273
Living expenses n/a n/a $12,205 (est. for term)

Some of our students have also benefited from the Graduate Associate program.

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.
  • Clinical fee: The clinical fee is required for students enrolled in three or more course units and allows them unlimited access to the Penn Student Health Service.

*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.

Penn LPS

The lifelong learning division of Penn Arts & Sciences

3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

(215) 898-7326
felsinstitute@sas.upenn.edu

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