Financial Aid and Tuition Information
Tuition information can be found at the University link for tuition and fees. Graduate school can be financed with assistantships, fellowships and financial aid. Assistantships are available from the department and pay a monthly stipend plus a full tuition waiver. These assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis to students interested in attending graduate school full time and in working for the department 20 hours a week. The work of a graduate assistantship in the department of Public Administration involves tutoring students, working with faculty on research projects, and participating in public service activities.
Qualified students may also apply to the Graduate School for a Competitive Graduate Award fellowship which carries a stipend for the academic year and a full tuition waiver. Students should apply for this award the year before they plan on attending Graduate School. There are a limited number of awards made across the entire campus. Students considering this award should have an exceptional grade point average.
Currently our program has four graduate students as graduate assistants. These individuals assist in the PAPA office, help fellow students or prospective students with question regarding SIUE or the MPA program. These individuals also assist professors as needed and work on the department's newsletter, brochure, and plan department events. A graduate assistant can also be assigned to a particular professor to work on research or grant work.
There are several students working in internship positions. These positions are with the following agencies:
Current Internship Sites
City of Collinsville
City of O'Fallon
Fairview Heights Police Department
Goshen Education Consulting, Inc.
St. Clair Housing Authority
Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation
Madison County Community Development
Madison County Planning & Development
Recent Past Internship Sites
Alliance of Edwardsville & Glen Carbon
City of Centralia
City of Clayton
City of Crestwood
City of Creve Coeur
City of Hazelwood
City of Mascoutah
City of Richmond Heights
City of University City
East St. Louis Housing Authority
Habitat for Humanity
Human Development Corporation of Metropolitan St. Louis
Lewis & Clark Library System
Madison County Treasurer
Metro East Park and Recreation District
Riverbend Growth Association
St. Charles City - County Library District
For additional information regarding Graduate School, please visit the Graduate School website.
Financial aid for graduate students includes Graduate Scholar Awards for minority students, Illinois fellowships, grants, and loans. Tuition information can be found at the Graduate School website along with information regarding financial aid. Inquire at the Graduate School about these awards.