Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor‘s degree (or higher), with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. must submit official transcripts to Admissions office
  2. GRE Scores must be submitted to Admissions office
  3. A written essay to be evaluated by a committee of graduate faculty.
  4. 3 letters of recommendation must be submitted to admissions office

Admission applications are reviewed by a committee of graduate faculty, who then make recommendation to the Dean of Graduate Studies. Students meeting all of the criteria above will be granted regular admission status. Students failing to meet one or more of the criteria may be granted conditional admission – which will convert to regular admission once all criteria are met.

Students with a cumulative GPA slightly below 3.0 may be granted conditional admission upon the recommendation of the MPA faculty committee. Such students must register for XPA 500 – a writing intensive course designed to help students improve their written work. Upon the recommendation of the course instructor, students successfully completing XPA 500 will be granted regular admission to the program, provided all other criteria are satisfied.

Academic Performance

Students in the MPA program are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above to remain in good academic standing. A student whose GPA falls below 3.0 for two consecutive semesters will be reviewed by the MPA faculty committee and may be dismissed from the program.