Master of Public Administration (MPA)
MPA GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP
To qualify for a graduate assistantship, students must first be admitted to the MPA program and enroll full-time (9 credit hours per semester) to qualify for the tuition waiver that accompanies the stipend. We only have one highly competitive GA position in the MPA program, primarily during the Fall terms, since appointments are for an entire academic year (Fall and Spring)—if an opportunity were to arise for the Spring term, students will be informed; regardless, you are encouraged to apply during any time of the year. International applicants for teaching positions must achieve a minimum score of 50 on the Test of Spoken English (TSE) to qualify for consideration. Apply today!
Jamil Jreisat Scholarship
Named after (and established by) the late Professor Emeritus Dr. Jamil Jreisat, this scholarship rewards outstanding performances by graduate students in USF's MPA program or Public Management Graduate Certificate students! The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to 1 or 2 deserving students who either: 1) submits an outstanding research paper in public administration or 2) has completed at least 24 credit hours with a perfect grade point average (GPA) of 4.0. The application, process, and deadline is announced via email to current students only.
Joan Pynes Memorial Scholarship
In memory of the late Professor Dr. Joan Pynes, this scholarship rewards outstanding performances by graduate students in USF's MPA program or Nonprofit Management Graduate Certificate students! The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to 1 deserving student who: 1) is interested in pursuing a career in nonprofit administration or NGO's and 2) submits an outstanding project paper in nonprofit management. The application, process, and deadline is announced via email to current students only.
James E. Blanton III Veterans Scholarship
In memory of James E. Blanton III, this scholarship is awarded to graduate student veterans who honorably served in a branch of the U.S. military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard) or the National Guard. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a full-time MPA student who submits a personal statement relating how their military service has led them to pursue a graduate degree in public service. The application, process, and deadline is announced via email to current students only.
usf sources FOR GRADUATE FUNDING
USF Office of Admissions - Graduate Students
- Assistantships at USF (for opportunities available outside of our School)
- Graduate Scholarships & Fellowships (explore a variety of databases for opportunities)
- Alumni Association Scholarships (exclusively open to current students)
- FAFSA (to be considered for federal, state, and university financial aid programs)
USF Scholarships & Financial Aid Services
USF Office of Multicultural Affairs
The Office of Multicultural Affairs coordinates educational, cultural, and social programs to foster experiences which create interculturally mature global citizens who are prepared to thrive in diverse environments.
USF Office of National Scholarships
The Office of National Scholarships provides guidance and support for USF's creative, motivated, and academically strong students as they compete for national merit scholarships across all disciplines.
USF Employment (Careers@USF)
Part-time employment on campus is often a convenient way to help finance your education and gain valuable work experience.
USF Career Services
Career Services helps you assess your skills and interests, improve your career research, identify experiences leading to transferable skills, and search for internships and full- or part-time employment.