EMPA Tuition & Fees


Estimated program cost for the 2019 Cohort is $38,000 for 45 credit hours and the two field experiences (does not include airfare). Tuition and University fees are billed quarterly and paid over the course of the program. Program cost includes: tuition, required textbooks, parking or bus passes, and in-class breakfast. Books, hosting, and trip fees may be subject to small changes per term.


University fees may be assessed separately, in addition to the program cost. Estimated University fees are approximately $367 per term ($44 PSU Rec Center, $33 building fee, $129 Health Service, $161 Incidental). Please note that the amount of University fees is subject to change. You may find the most up to date information on the Student Financial Services webpage.

Additional Expenses

Additional expenses beyond the listed tuition and fees include airfare for the field experiences, personal meals during the field experiences, visas (if traveling to Vietnam), and Metro passes in Washington D.C.

Financial Aid

Executive MPA students are eligible for federal financial aid. Please visit the University's Financial Aid Office website or call (503) 725-3461 for information on how to apply for federal financial aid.

Staff Fee Privilege

The EMPA program is included in the staff fee privilege benefit. PSU employees appointed at half-time or more (not including temporary classified employees, graduate assistants, or other student employees) may register for classes at special rates. Please visit the Human Resource website for more information.