Students may begin the program in any semester (Fall, Spring, or Summer). Completed applications are considered for admission up until the first day of classes for any given semester. Late applications may be considered for the following semester.
Requirements for admission to full standing in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) Degree Program include:
Once the Graduate School has received all the materials associated with the application, the materials are sent to the MPA admissions committee. The committee reviews the packet and makes a recommendation (accept/deny) to the MPA Director. The Director reviews the application, makes a recommendation and sends the packet back to the Graduate School. The Graduate School has the final say on an application based on the recommendations from the Program. Once that final decision is reached, the Dean of the Graduate School sends a letter in the mail to the applicant with the outcome of the process.
Admission recommendations are based on a complete review of the applicant's file. The following all enter into that decision: (1) undergraduate and any graduate grades; (2) scores on the GRE; (3) letters of recommendation; (4) specific previous coursework; (5) statement of purpose; and (6) applicable work history.
Certificate Program Admissions Information
Admission to the Graduate Certificate programs in Non-Profit Management and Emergency Management is open to graduates of colleges and universities accredited by a regional or general accrediting agency. To apply, students must meet the following requirements (submit all relevant materials to the Graduate School here):