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Tuition & Fees: Master’s in Public Administration

Earning your master’s in public administration gives you the power to lead and create positive change in nonprofit and government organizations. At Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, you’ll find that the Master of Arts in Public Administration tuition puts investing in yourself, your organization, and your community firmly within reach.

Affordable, Flexible, Convenient Education

At Saint Mary’s University, you can earn your online MAPA in a way that seamlessly fits into your schedule. With flexible online courses, you’ll avoid relocating or commuting, and have the ability to study whenever and wherever you’d like—giving you the freedom to continue working.

Our affordable and accessible program also offers competitive financial aid packages to students who qualify.

Online MAPA Tuition and Fees, 2020 – 2021

Total Number of Credits 36
Cost Per Credit $660
Total Estimated Tuition $23,760
Application Fee $25

Students are required to pay the current tuition rate for all classes taken toward their degree. The tuition is based on the tuition rate of the program through which the course is offered.

Saint Mary’s University reserves the right to revise tuition payment policies at any time.

MAPA Online Tuition Support

Financing your future doesn’t have to be complicated—there are many resources available and we’re here to help. Learn more about financial aid options, private loans, and employment tuition reimbursement.

You can also call 877-308-9954 to speak with one of our enrollment counselors who have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the process. Military students, find out about tuition discounts.

Employer Reimbursement

The value and merit of an MAPA degree is broadly recognized by nonprofit and government entities. So much so that some employers cover the cost of MAPA tuition so their employees can better serve the needs of the organization and essential stakeholders. Learn more about employer reimbursement and how your online master’s degree can be beneficial to your employer, too.

Saint Mary’s is committed to providing an affordable, graduate-level education and ensuring that you have access to the financing options you need to make earning your degree possible.


For more information about tuition, the financial aid application process, available scholarships, or your eligibility, call us at 877-308-9954 to speak to an enrollment counselor, or request more information.