Master of Public Policy and Administration

Admission Requirements

Admission decisions for regular graduate standing are based on a review of the following materials in the candidate's file:

  1. A completed application form and application fee (non-refundable).
  2. An interview with a faculty adviser and a graduate admission counselor.
  3. Official transcripts showing a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. Normally a grade point average of approximately 3.0 in upper division undergraduate work is expected.
  4. Two letters of recommendation.
  5. A personal statement.
  6. Test scores. Applicants whose undergraduate records do not satisfy the criteria. set forth in paragraphs A-D below must include Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores in their admission portfolio. The admission test may be waived for candidates who present an official transcript of previous college work from a regionally accredited college or university reflecting any one of the following criteria:
    1. An undergraduate, upper-division grade point average of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
    2. A combined grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the most recent 60 credits of study consisting of any of the following: graduate course work, upper division post baccalaureate course work (exclusive of extension or continuing education work), and upper division undergraduate course work
    3. A minimum of nine credits of graduate course work completed with a 3.50 grade point average
    4. A previously earned master's degree Note: All applicants who have completed their undergraduate work at an institution outside of the U.S. must submit GRE or GMAT scores and have their transcripts evaluated for equivalency to a U.S. bachelor's degree.

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