Master of Public Administration

Affordability of the MPA Program

The University of Dayton MPA program is cost competitive with other MPA programs in Ohio and the region. With 2018-2019 tuition at $645.00 per semester hour, the 39-hour program tuition cost is $25,155.00. Get started with the graduate admissions process by visiting the Office of Graduate Admissions, with the link in the Related Links block on this page.

Graduate Assistantships

The department typically offers three graduate assistantships each year. The graduate assistants perform research and administrative tasks for department faculty. Each graduate assistant receives full tuition remission plus a stipend. An assistantship, once granted, is renewable for a second year. Interested candidates should contact the MPA Program director to submit a cover letter and a resume for consideration. Review of those materials for the upcoming academic year begins April 1st. Learn more about graduate assistantships at UD, from the Graduate Financial Aid link below.


Master in Public Administration

St. Joseph Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1425