MPA Tuition & Expenses

MPA students include those in the Peace Corps Master’s International MPA track.

All rates are for full-time enrollment (7–18 credits). The academic year consists of Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters.

MPA Tuition 2013-2014

  • Resident, in-state rate:
    • Tuition: $18,327 per academic year
    • Fees: $1,092 per academic year
    • Total tuition & fees: $19,419 per academic year
  • Non-resident, out-of-state rate (includes international students):
    • Tuition: $32,889 per academic year
    • Fees: $1,092 per academic year
    • Total tuition & fees: $33,981 per academic year

MPA Tuition Anticipated for 2014-2015

  • Resident, in-state rate:
    • Tuition: $19,243 per academic year
    • Fees: $1,147 per academic year
    • Total tuition & fees: $20,390 per academic year
  • Non-resident, out-of-state rate (includes international students):
    • Tuition: $34,533 per academic year
    • Fees: $1,147 per academic year
    • Total tuition & fees: $35,680 per academic year

A detailed breakdown of tuition and fees for the MPA program can be found at the University of Washington Office of Planning and Budgeting.

Health Insurance

A Student Health Insurance Plan can be purchased through the Student Insurance Office.

Estimated Costs

  • Books & supplies*: $2,550 (for all courses required to earn the degree)
    • Core courses: $1,350 (includes all nine core courses, generally taken during the first year)
    • Electives: $1,200 (generally taken during the second year)
  • Room & board: $13,578 (for nine-month academic year)
  • Personal/miscellaneous expenses: $2,265 (for nine-month academic year)
  • Local transportation: U-Pass provides free and low cost transportation options around Puget Sound and the fee is included in tuition (for nine-month academic year)

*This is an estimate and will vary based on which books and other supplies faculty select for their courses.