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Annual Tuition and Costs 2017-2018

Below are the tuition and costs for the Master of Public Policy (MPP) and Master of Public Administration (MPA) programs. Tuition is based on a fee structure of $1,260 per credit unit.

CostsFallSpringSummerAnnual Total
Per-Unit Tuition Rate - $1,260 1
$7,560 - $15,120 $7,560 - $15,120 Optional $15,120 - $30,240
Student Government Association $50 $50 $100
Health Insurance 2 $1,505 $1,505 $3,010
$9,115 - $16,675 $9,115 - $16,675 Optional $18,230 - $33,350

1 Actual tuition will depend upon the number of units taken during the semester. Part-time enrollment usually involves six (6) to nine (9) units per semester at a cost of between $7,560 and $11,340. Full-time enrollment usually involves nine (9) to twelve (12) units each semester, costing up to $15,120.

2 Health Insurance is mandatory for students enrolled in six (6) or more units. Students may opt out of the Pacific Student Health Insurance Plan by completing an online waiver, and providing acceptable proof of comparable health coverage by the announced deadline. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

MPA and MPP students may be eligible for financial aid.  For more information, contact our financial aid office at 916.739.7158 or finaid@pacific.edu.

Three different scholarships are available to MPA and MPP students.

  • Dean's Scholarships are awarded to students of promise admitted to either the MPA or MPP program.
  • California Policy Fellow Scholarships are awarded to highly qualified students admitted to the MPP program.
  • Chester A. Newland Scholarships are awarded to selected MPA students advancing professional careers in public service.

These scholarships are awarded during consideration of the online application and require no additional materials.

Apply by April 15, 2017 for full consideration of awards made to students beginning studies in August 2017.

MPP students are also eligible for a part-time Research Assistantship that further offsets tuition costs.


Contact Casey Heinzen, Assistant Director, Public Policy Programs
Email | 916.340.6192