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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

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Tuition and Student Financial Services

You Can Afford Graduate School. We Can Help!

A graduate education is an investment that requires patience, planning—and perhaps some sacrifice. When you compare tuition, faculty expertise, student outcomes, and program accessibility across other private schools, you'll be pleasantly surprised by how the Marist MPA program rises above the competition. In addition to our more favorable tuition, we also offer merit and alumni scholarships and academic partnerships with select employers and organizations to further reduce tuition costs. Our Student Financial Services Office can also help you with federal loans and payment plans.


The MPA program is accessible and affordable for students from around the world. Tuition and fees for the program are computed on a per credit basis. The total tuition and fee costs to attend the MPA program are as follows:

  Online / Poughkeepsie Campus Program Albany, Queens, Emergency Services
Cost per credit hour $800 $333
Cost per course $2,400 $999
Estimated Program Cost (39 credit hours*) $31,200 $12,987

Costs presented above are based on the current tuition and fee schedule. Tuition and fees are subject to change.
*42 credits if internship is required

Please note that the Marist MPA program is also offered at a special, discounted tuition rate of $333/credit for select groups. Please contact graduate admission for more information.

Financial Aid

We know that a college education is a significant investment for many families, and want to be sure our students receive the best value for their investment. Many of our families discover that with proper options, the cost of Marist College is within reach.

The Marist College Office of Student Financial Services is committed to providing affordability options and managing the equitable distribution of student aid funds. The office coordinates student employment both on and off campus and is responsible for student billing. We are dedicated to promoting accessibility through personalized service and integrity.

The Office of Student Financial Services will make every effort to assist you with financing the cost of your education.