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Tuition and Fees

Your tuition at the University of Pennsylvania is calculated at a per course unit (c.u.)* rate based on the program you choose and the number of course units for which you register unless otherwise indicated. Tuition for Global Master of Public Administration (G-MPA) students is billed at the rate listed in the table below.

The rates listed below are estimated. All tuition and fee charges are subject to the approval of the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and may change without notice.

Fall 2021—Spring 2022 tuition and fee rates for G-MPA students

Term Tuition Online General Fee Total
Fall 2021 $17,500 $680 $18,180
Spring 2022 $17,500 $680 $18,180
Degree Total $35,000 $1,360 $36,360

Rates based on registration in required 5 c.u. in fall 2021 and 5 c.u. in spring 2022.*

Online general fee: The general fee constitutes a partial contribution to the support of such essential services as a library system and student services.


*Academic credit is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as a course unit (c.u.). A course unit (c.u.) is a general measure of academic work over a period of time, typically a term (semester or summer). A c.u. (or a fraction of a c.u.) represents different types of academic work across different types of academic programs and is the basic unit of progress toward a degree. One c.u. is usually converted to a four-semester-hour course.