Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

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Master of Public Information

Admission Requirements

Applications to the online Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program are reviewed on a rolling basis, with application deadlines of: August 1st for the fall semester; December 1st for the spring semester; and May 15th for the summer semester. The MPA Program’s admission considerations include the following:

  1. Graduate Admissions Application
  2. Application Fee
  3. Official transcript from an accredited baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework
  5. A current resume or curriculum vitae
  6. A writing sample of scholarly or professional work
  7. A statement of interest that summarizes the applicant’s professional goals, how an MPA degree will help the applicant obtain their professional goals, and how the applicant’s personal and professional experiences have prepared them for the MPA program. The statement should be no more than two single-spaced pages
  8. Two letters of recommendation letters that discuss the applicant’s suitability for graduate study
  9. Applicants who do not possess a graduate degree from an accredited institution, are expected to have earned a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 from the accredited institution granting the undergraduate degree.
  10. Applicants who do not possess a graduate degree and have an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 will be asked to submit official GRE scores and participate in a personal interview designed to gauge the applicant’s readiness for graduate studies.

Applicants must submit all application materials directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by the relevant deadline. A holistic review of each applicant’s file will then be completed, with admission to the MPA Program offered to applicants on a competitive basis.

Please submit all materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions.


Academic Advisor

MPA Advising Committee

CHSS 490

Graduate Education Support



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