The Department of Public Administration and Policy offers a variety of scholarships through small stipends to graduate level teaching assistantships to assist faculty. The scholarships are announced via email by the Chair and posted on this website each spring. Please check back periodically.


DPAP scholarship and teaching assistantship applications open in the Spring of each academic year. To apply, you must be a fully admitted MPA student with a 3.5 or higher GPA. If you are newly admitted and do not have a graduate-level GPA, your undergraduate GPA should be 3.5 or higher. This is open to MPA/JD, MPA/MPH, MPA (general), and MPA/nonprofit track students. All online and in person students are encouraged to apply. Again, you must be fully admitted and, if awarded, registered for 6 credits. The scholarship will be applied to your tuition bill. 

Baucus Leaders Program 

One notable yearly opportunity is our Baucus Leaders Program. A call for applications occurs each spring.

Cost of Attendance

UM's Financial Aid office provides information on the Graduate Cost of Attendance (COA) page

Financial Aid

Visit UM's Financial Aid Office website for more information, including types of aid, how to apply and additional scholarship opportunities. 
Important Note: Students admitted to the MPA program must be enrolled in 6 credits to receive financial aid. Students enrolled as a non-degree student or in the public administration graduate, public policy, or nonprofit certificate are not eligible for financial aid.