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Cost of Degree

Prospective and currents students may use EMU's Tuition and Fees Calculator to estimate costs.

As of August 2018, based on current tuition and fee levels, the cost of an MPA degree at EMU is estimated to be the following:

Michigan/Ohio Resident: $29,300.00 (Based on 39 on-campus credits at the 500-699 level)

Out-of-State Resident: $52,115.00 (Based on 39 on-campus credits at the 500-699 level)


Financial Aid

Visit EMU's Office of Financial Aid website for general financial aid information.


Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis to MPA students. Graduate assistants support faculty members in instructional, research, service and administrative projects. Applications for graduate assistantships in the Political Science Department open in February for awards for the following academic year. Placements are also available outside the department with other University offices. Go to Graduate School website for more information on graduate assistantships. To apply for graduate assistantships and other jobs on campus, please visit the EMU Jobs Website.


Scholarships and Fellowships

Scholarships and fellowships are available to graduate students through Eastern Michigan University, the Graduate School, and the College of Arts & Sciences.

Graduate students are also encouraged to apply for scholarships and fellowships through the Political Science Department, including:

Visit the Political Science Department Scholarships page for application deadlines and more information.