MPA Program Details

Applicants must submit the following application materials:
  • Official academic transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not accepted.
  • GRE test score for the general exam.
  • Resume.
  • Three letters of recommendation from professors and/or employers.
  • A career trajectory statement addressing why you think you would be a successful candidate for the MPA program, what has led you to pursue a master's degree in public administration, your career aspirations, and how you think this degree will help you reach them.
  • An academic paper or work product/report demonstrating your writing abilities.
  • Additional requirements apply for international students.
Additional information

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available. Learn more from the Graduate Admissions link at right, or contact the program office.