Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees listed in the chart below include Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Terms. Flat rate tuition is charged to full-time students carrying a minimum of nine and a maximum of 15 credits during the Fall and Spring Terms. Costs do not include living expenses, such as housing, food, medical insurance, books and supplies, entertainment and household items.

Academic Year 2016–2017 Pennsylvania Resident
(Full Time)
Non-Resident
(Full Time)
Tuition (total per year, including both fall and
spring Terms)
$21,748 $35,904
Fees (total per year, including both fall and spring terms)    
Wellness Fee $240 $240
Graduate Student Activity Fee $60 $60
Security and Transportation Fee $180 $180
Computing/Networking Service Fee $350 $350
Total $22,578 $36,734

Part-time students (registered for fewer than 9 credits per term) pay tuition at a rate of $877 per credit (PA resident) or $1,468 per credit (non-resident). Part-time students also pay reduced fees totaling $265 per term.  

All students enrolled in classes during the Summer Term will be billed at the part-time rate, regardless of how many credits they take.

Online Students: Students enrolled in the online MPPM program pay the in-state tuition rate, regardless of residency. Online students pay a $100 Computing and Network Services Fee per term, but do not pay the other fees shown above. To be classified as an “online” student for billing purposes, students must apply and be admitted to the online MPPM program; on-campus students who choose to enroll in one or more online courses will still pay the regular on-campus tuition and fees.

The above information is subject to change.

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
3601 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260