MPA Admissions Requirements

Departmental advisers review credentials of all candidates for admission to the Master of Public Administration degree program. Such review commences only upon receipt of all required information.

  1. Complete the application available through the Graduate Education and Research web site.
    For regular admission, applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all completed graduate work. Applicants who do not meet the conditions for regular admission may be admitted conditionally upon a review of their credentials. Conditional students will be expected to complete 12 semester credits with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in courses designated by their adviser. Refer to the description of conditional admission in the Admission Policies section of this Graduate Bulletin.
  2. Submit a professional resume and cover letter.
  3. Submit transcripts.
  4. Complete a face-to-face, phone, or video interview with the MPA program coordinator or designee as a requirement of admittance to the program.

Upon admission to a graduate program, the School of Education, Leadership and Public Service assigns the graduate student to an academic adviser. The academic adviser will advise the student regarding courses and degree requirements for the graduate program to which he/she has applied. The adviser must approve courses prior to enrollment.