Tuition fee reduction for O’Neill alumni

The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs is committed to addressing the most pressing challenges facing current and future generations. If you’re thinking about the future of your career, we’d like to take that next step together. That’s why we’ve created the O’Neill Alumni Graduate Fellowship, which offers exclusive benefits for alumni who want to pursue an O’Neill master’s degree.

Through the fellowship, O’Neill alumni will receive an application fee waiver and a 25% tuition reduction toward their master’s degree program of choice at either the IU Bloomington or IUPUI campus, or online.

How to apply


25%fee reduction and application fee waiver

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BL-SPEA MPA (Aronson)

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  • IU Bloomington

  • IU Indianapolis

  • Online

  • Preferred Concentration

You’re always part of the O’Neill family

Because you’re part of the O’Neill family, our master’s programs faculty and staff are here to support you as you upskill, pivot careers, or prepare for your next job. Compared to our undergraduate programs, you’ll find:  

  • Expanded degree options including one of the nation’s top MPA programs
  • Top-ranked specialty areas 
  • Added flexibility 
  • A customized learning experience through electives and diverse dual degrees 

And if you’re not ready to return to school full-time or are looking to advance in your current role or career path, we have part-time and online options designed to do just that. Submit the form on this page and we’ll be in touch to help you design a program of study that meets your needs.

For details on terms and conditions, see our FAQ

Over 60% of O’Neill master’s students receive funding.

Competitive funding packages are available to assist in making our top-ranked school affordable. If you apply by the priority deadline, you will automatically be considered for fellowship funding.

O'Neill School: #1 Public Affairs 2023 US News and World Report

Top-ranked curriculum

O’Neill is home to one of the nation’s top Master of Public Affairs programs.

  • #1 MPA among public universities
  • #2 MPA among public and private universities  
  • #1 Environmental Policy & Management 
  • #1 Nonprofit Management 
  • #1 Public Finance & Budgeting 
  • #1 Public Management & Leadership  
  • #4 Health Policy & Management  
  • #5 Public Policy Analysis  
  • #7 Local Government Management  
  • #10 Social Policy  
  • #20 Urban Policy  

U.S. News and World Report, 2025

98%of reporting 2021-22 MPA residential masters students go into employment or continuing education upon receiving their degree

Explore courses on both campuses

  • Master of Public Affairs (residential or online)
  • Master of Arts in Arts Administration
  • Master of Science in Environmental Science
  • Master of Environmental Sustainability
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Management (hybrid, online or executive track)
  • Master of International Affairs

Dual degrees:

  • Master of Public Affairs-Master of Science in Environmental Science
  • Master of Public Affairs-Master of International Affairs
  • Master of Public Affairs-Master of Science in Cybersecurity Risk Management
  • Master of Public Affairs-Master of Arts in Arts Administration

  • Master of Public Affairs
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice and Public Safety

Dual degrees:

  • Master of Public Affairs-Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Master of Public Affairs-Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies


Fellowship eligibility requirements

To receive an O’Neill Alumni Graduate Fellowship award, you must have completed a degree from the O’Neill School and meet these admissions requirements:

  • Strong academic performance
  • Demonstrated commitment to service
  • A record of involvement and leadership on campus or in your community
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Resume