Tuition and Expenses

University of Maryland School of Public Policy

Full-Time and Part-Time

The tuition for students in one of the SPP graduate degree programs are program dependent as outlined in the chart below.  The Executive Master of Public Management (EXPM) degree program charges a flat rate of $47,250 for the entire program. The Master of Professional Studies–Public Administration (MPPA) degree program currently charges a rate of $1,348/credit tuition not including campus fees.



                      MPP* &  MPM & PhD                                                 

                     Tuition and Fees 2016/2017



Tuition per credit



Tuition - 24 credits (typical full-time load per year)



Semester Fees 
Part-Time (1-8 credits)



Semester Fees
Full-Time (9-15 credits)



Tuition + Fees
24 credits



Tuition +Fees

48 credits


MPS-PA Degree

36 credits

$1,348/credit tuition cost, fees additional

EXPM Degree

30 credits

$47,250  full program cost


For PhD students who have advanced to Candidacy, the tuition, fees and other expenses are $1,466.71 (total resident), or $2,415.71 (total non-resident) per term. For detailed information, please click here

* Students in the joint MPP/MBA degree programs pay Smith School tuition rates for courses taken in the Smith School.

For all other University of Maryland graduate degree program tuition rates and fees, please visit:

Tuition Remission

Important tuition remission guidelines are available here.

Tuition remission does not cover courses taken through the consortium program.

Tuition remission for all graduate level programs is credited at the prevailing standard in-state credit hour rate at the time the class is taken. Programs such as the Full and Part-time MBA, Accelerated MBA, Executive MBA, Executive Masters in Public Management, Full and Part-time Doctorate and MS in Public Policy, Part-time Professional Masters in Engineering, Part-time Distance Learning Engineering, Office of Extended Studies Professional Programs, Masters of Real Estate Development, Part-time Masters in Telecommunications, and Part-time Masters in Engineering and Public Policy have higher credit hour rates or flat fee pricing. Enrollees in these programs will be responsible for fees and the difference in tuition that exceeds the prevailing standard in-state credit hour rate for the maximum allowable credits per semester, summer sessions or winter term.