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Admission Criteria

Current MU undergraduate students are eligible to apply to this program. To be considered for admission to the accelerated MPA program in Public Affairs, a student must:

  • Have completed at least 90 credit hours toward a bachelor’s degree.
  • Have a 3.0 GPA overall.

Application Deadlines

Entrance TermApply by
FallJanuary 15
SpringNovember 15

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.

For the Public Affairs Program

  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Statement of interest
  • TOEFL or IELTS report (required of applicants whose native language is not English)
  • Statement of Career Eligibility (required for professionals applying for the mid-career and mid-career online options)
  • Public Affairs application (built into the Graduate School application)
  • GRE score report (Optional)