Tuition and Scholarships

Estimated Tuition

Tuition estimates are based on the number of units required by each program and may vary according to the number of classes in which a student is enrolled. The 2021-22 year includes Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Intersession 2022, and Spring 2022. All tuition rates are subject to change.

Estimated Tuition
Program Estimated Cost Per Unit Total Units Estimated Total Program Tuition
Master of Public Administration $1,220 38 $46,360
Fees: Students pay a $25 AGUSF fee each fall and spring semester.

Student Health Insurance: Tuition does not include required Student Health Insurance. For more information, please visit Student Health Promotion Services.

Official Rate page of Tuition and Fees for Graduates


The USF School of Management offers a number of partial-tuition scholarships to its Master of Public Administration applicants. Please complete the scholarship statement portion of the application and address your unique qualifications for these awards. Please contact us for more information.

Public & Administration Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to select MPA students that show exceptional leadership in government service and community management.

Lieutenant Barbara Hammerman Memorial Scholarship

Lieutenant Barbara Hammerman served the citizens of San Mateo with distinction for 21 years as a member of the San Mateo Police Department. She championed the rights and protection of the vulnerable in our society. Barbara was the trailblazer who fought courageously for women’s rights. She was the first openly gay officer hired by the San Mateo Police Department, the first woman in the County to ride on the motorcycle unit, the first to establish random Child Seat Restraint Checkpoints at schools, and the first to establish drunk-driving checkpoints in the City. She consulted high schools on drug trends, trained probation officers on signs and symptoms of drug abuse, and was the first narcotic's detective in San Mateo's history to receive the prestigious Narcotics Officer of the Year award. Barbara received her Bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement Leadership from the University of San Francisco, and her Master’s in Leadership from St. Mary’s College. This award is given in Barbara’s name because of her commitment to leadership and to serving others. Additional application requirements are listed with the International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership (CJL). Please submit the completed application packet directly to CJL.

Merit Scholarships

Merit scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated superior academic and/or professional achievements, and outstanding talent or commitment to extracurricular activities, community service, leadership, entrepreneurship. Merit Scholars should also fully embody the USF mission to change the world for the better.

International Merit Scholarship

The University of San Francisco School of Management greatly values diversity and offers merit scholarships to applicants from regions and countries around the globe that embrace regular interaction with different cultures and societies.

Financial Aid

USF Office of Financial Aid is dedicated to helping admitted students through the financial aid process. Contact USF Financial Services at (415) 422-3387 or at

Federal student financial aid information is available at The USF school code for FAFSA is 001325. We recommend that you submit your FAFSA as early as possible, even before an admission decision has been made.

Contact Info

Admission: Graduate

Monday–Friday 9 a.m–5 p.m.

University of San Francisco
Downtown Campus
101 Howard Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 422-2221