College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Social Sciences Department
Master of Public Administration

General Graduate Application Requirements:

  • Submit an application form to the Admissions Office on the appropriate campus requesting admission to the Graduate Program by April 30th for Fall and October 30th for Spring admissions.
  • Submit official transcript(s) of all previous college course work. (Transcript(s) must be forwarded by the institution(s) attended.)
  • Submit Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. GMAT and GRE scores are retained for five testing years from the date scores are earned.
  • Submit supporting documents to complete the application process by October 30 for the spring semester and April 30 for the Fall semester. Applicants must complete the admission procedures according to schedule and may register for courses while the application process is pending.

Master of Public Administration Requirements:

  • Students applying to the MPA program are required to have an undergraduate average of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale and a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • In addition to meeting the general requirements, applicants seeking admission to the Public Administration major must have successfully completed the following courses or their equivalents:
    • ECO 221 Introduction to Macro-Economics
    • ECO 222 Introduction to Micro-Economic
    • one of the following:
      • BUS 325 Statistics for Management Decisions
      • MAT 235  Introduction to Statistics
      • SSC 327  Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences I
    • SSC 328  Quantitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences II