Estimated Tuition

The estimated cost of the Urban and Public Affairs program is $1,660 per unit for the 2024-2025 academic year, with a minimum of 17 units required to be completed each academic year. Students typically take an average of 17 units in the first academic year and 16 units in the second academic year. A total of 33 units are required for the degree.

Program fees are subject to adjustment annually, and the number of required units may vary based on enrollment status. Please contact Kresten Froistad-Martin ( to discuss the specifics of the program.


We offer merit-based scholarships to new students on a competitive basis. These program scholarships are limited in number, vary in amount and cover part of tuition costs. All applicants to the program, both U.S. and international students, are considered for these scholarships when applications are reviewed. There is no separate application for this type of financial assistance. Applicants will be notified of a scholarship award in their admission letter.

The Dean's Scholarship

The Dean’s Scholarship grants recipients compensation for research and for conference travel. Additional benefits include the Dean's Scholar kickoff and reception, connection with other Dean's Scholars and with leaders across the college, and the chance to serve as program representatives to USF donors and Development initiatives.

To be considered for the $15,000 Dean's Scholarship towards their first year of tuition, students must apply by the program's priority deadline.

Double Dons Scholarship

USF Alumni and current students can be awarded the USF Double Dons Scholarship upon admission. The scholarship covers 20% of the program tuition, and may not be stacked with other USF scholarship awards. Exceptions may apply.

Double Dons on MyUSF


There is an internship option in the program. Whether internships are paid or unpaid is determined by the type of internship, and the external organizations that offer them.