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Washington Summer Practicum


Syracuse students will pay Syracuse University graduate tuition for the six credits, plus an administrative fee of $350.  Those students who elect to live in University housing will also incur a program fee for housing.

Here is a preliminary estimate of costs not including tuition.


Administrative Fee $350
Optional SU Housing $3,060

Other Estimated Expenses

Other Estimated Expenses
Roundtrip airfare (SYR to DCA) DC $400
Food $800
Commuting Expenses $250
Personal $600
Medical Insurance $550

 Please note that joint JD/IR students must pay law school tuition for any credits that they take through the IR program.  This includes credits taken on global programs such as the DC summer practicum. 

*Students joining us from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) will pay tuition and fees through Pittsburgh. 

Opportunities for financial assistance 

We recognize that the costs of living in Washington are higher than some other metropolitan areas and recommend that students take advantage of the multitude of outside sources of funding to help support their stay in Washington, DC.

Maxwell's Department of Public Administration and International Affairs (PAIA) provides students with Global Program Awards to help students contend with the cost of living difference between Syracuse and Washington, DC.

GSPIA students should inquire on their home campus.

In addition, students receiving Financial Aid should be sure to account for the higher cost of living in DC when submitting requests.