MPA Tuition and Fees

Financial Details Year 1 Year 2 Total
Total Tuition – MPA

  • AY 2018-19: $1,863/unit, 24 units over fall and spring semesters
  • AY 2019-20: $1,938/unit (est.), 16 units over fall and spring semesters
$44,712 $31,008 $75,720
Mandatory Student Fees $849 $794 $1,643
MPA Lab Fee $300 $300
Total Estimated MPA Tuition and Fees $45,861 $31,802 $77,663

Tuition and fees noted above are estimates and assume a student will complete the program in two years.
Fees are based on 2018-2019 fees and an estimated 4% increase in tuition in 2019-2020.
Fees do not include health insurance, books, or living expenses.
Pre-service students are required to complete an internship and an additional one-unit Internship Seminar course.
MPA online students are required to attend two on campus residencies in Los Angeles. Transportation and lodging are additional expenses.
For additional information about tuition and fees please consult the USC Schedule of Classes.