Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Graduate Funding

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!


SCHOLARSHIPS

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 30 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.


usf sources FOR GRADUATE FUNDING

USF Office of Admissions - Graduate Students
USF Scholarships & Financial Aid Services

The Office of Financial Aid is the hub for scholarships and fellowshipsgrants, loans, and work study.

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.