Empower excellence

Michelle Kemp

Public Affairs (MPA)

Michelle Kemp believes in the importance of lifelong learning. The online format allowed her to pursue her master's in public affairs from MU while balancing her career with her commitments to her family.

Amy Luebbers

Public Affairs (MPA)

With a busy work schedule and family life, Amy Luebbers knew that attending a traditional university wasn't a viable solution for her. Taking courses online gave her the needed flexibility to earn her master in public affairs.

Tuition and financial aid

Online graduate students pay in-state tuition regardless of residency.

credit hours
tuition + fees per credit hour
estimated program cost

This estimate is for illustrative purposes only and is based on academic year 2019 information. It includes:

  • Standard graduate tuition of $367.60 per credit hour, plus
  • School of Public Affairs course fee of $43.30 per credit hour, plus
  • Information technology fee of $13.77 per credit hour.

It does not include application fees, textbooks or course materials. Additional fees may apply.

Course fees vary from department to department. Your actual costs may differ depending on your course choices.

See more about tuition and fees.

Financial aid

Graduate students may receive several types of financial aid, including loans, grants and scholarships.

3 out of 4 MU graduate students receive some form of financial aid. Financial aid is contingent upon eligibility.

Average financial aid package*

* In the 2015 academic year, 9,153 graduate students were enrolled at MU; 6,938 (75.8 percent) of them received a combined total of $140,889,924 in need-based and non-need-based financial aid.

The Student Financial Aid Office can provide further information and assist you with federal aid and upcoming scholarship deadlines.

Mizzou Online Military Tuition Award

Are you a veteran, active duty service member, Reservist, National Guardsman, or a military spouse or dependent and want to study online?

See if you’re eligible for the Mizzou Online Military Tuition Award.

Ask us about this program

This program is administered by the Truman School of Public Affairs.

The University reserves the right to increase or decrease the fees charged for attendance and other services at the University when the Board of Curators considers it in the best interest of the University to do so. Any increase in fees must be approved by the Board of Curators not less than thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of the academic term (semester, etc.) to which these fees will be applied. Any change in fees will be effective irrespective of whether fees have or have not been paid by or on behalf of a student prior to the effective date of the modification. For more information on tuition and fees, visit the Office of Cashiers.