Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and fees

Cost per credit hour $1,000
Total credits 36
Total tuition* $36,000
Student deposit $300
Immersion fee $350
Distance learning fee** $100 per credit hour

*Tuition and fees are subject to change.

**The distance learning fee is not included in the total tuition price and will be added to each course per credit hour.

Tuition and fees do not include the cost of textbooks and materials, which vary by course. Students are provided with a list of required textbooks and materials upon registration.

Financial aid and scholarships

Students enrolled in SMU’s online M.P.P. are encouraged to request federal and state financial aid by completing their FAFSA.

SMU’s FAFSA code is 003613

Scholarships may be awarded by academic departments during the admission process. Any scholarships awarded will be submitted to the Graduate Financial Aid Office to be included in your total financial aid offer.

For more information about funding your graduate education, contact SMU’s Student Financial Services at or 214-768-3417.

Active military service members, veterans and their spouses and dependents have access to additional funding through the Yellow Ribbon Program in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Yellow Ribbon Program allows military service members and their families to utilize funds to cover tuition expenses and other costs, including books and fees.

For more information about funding for military service members and veterans, contact or 214-768-1086.

Request information

To download a program brochure and learn more about the online Master of Public Policy offered by Southern Methodist University, please fill out the form. You can also get in touch with an enrollment counselor directly by calling us at 855-741-1818.

Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies has engaged AllCampus to help support your educational journey. AllCampus will contact you shortly in response to your request for information. About AllCampus. Privacy Policy. You may opt out of receiving communications at any time.

* All Fields are Required. Your Privacy is Protected. Are you enrolling from outside the US? Click here.