- Must be accepted by the Graduate School. APPLY HERE
- 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) in all undergraduate work. We accept applications from applicants who have a wide variety of undergraduate majors; however, most applicants have a degree in the social sciences.
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is optional for applicants who have a degree from an accredited U.S. institution.
- Three Letters of Recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s potential to successfully complete a challenging graduate professional degree program.
May 1: Admission for Summer Semester
July 15: Admission for Fall Semester
December 1: Admission for Spring Semester
Dual JD-MPPA Program Admissions
- College of Law Application – submitted and accepted independently for JD
- Graduate Admissions Application – submitted and accepted independently for MPPA Program.
- Accepted by the Dual Degree Committee, composed of Law School and MPPA Program dual degree program directors.
- Law School Admission Test (LSAT) Score. May be substituted for GRE.
Time Frame: Application for the dual degree program may be made prior to or after matriculation in either the JD or the MPPA program, but application to the dual program must be made prior to entry into the last 29 hours required for the JD and prior to entry into the last 15 hours required for the MPPA.
Accelerated MPPA Program Admissions
- 3.4 GPA
- Minimum 90 credit hours
- Academic Transcript
- Three Letters of Recommendation
- Personal Interview with Faculty
- 6 Core Courses (18 credit hours)
- Internship Couse (3 credit hours) – can be waived for students with prior or current employment in administrative positions. For those students, they must take additional elective course.
- Capstone Seminar (3 credit hours)
Total – 39 credit hours for graduation.
POLS 550 Public Administration
POLS 512 Quantitative Political Analysis
POLS 548 Public Policy Process
POLS 560 Public Financial Administration
POLS 566 Public Service Ethics and Values
POLS 556 Public Policy Analysis
Elective Courses: Students should generally select the fifteen credit hours of elective courses from the courses offered in the MPPA program. However, for students with specialized interests, electives may be chosen from other programs, departments, or some combination of these alternatives. Elective courses must be approved by the MPPA director prior to enrollment in the specific course and courses outside of the MPPA program will only be approved if they have clear relevance to a student’s professional interests.