Admission and Application Requirements
Applicants for the degree program must meet the following requirements for admission to the Graduate School:
Completion of undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
Grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale) in the last 60 hours, including any post-graduate work.*
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: attain a minimum score of 600 paper-based, 250 computer-based, or 100 internet-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or an overall band score of 7.5 on the IELTS.
Faculty will consider exceptions to the minimum grade point requirement (3.0 in the last 60 hours) based on a student's academic record, career plans, work and volunteer experience, and letters of reference. In reviewing requests for exceptions faculty give consideration to achieving a diverse student body, racially and culturally, and a balance of pre-service and in-service students.
Two Part Application Process:
Part I: Complete Graduate School application and submit to the Graduate School.
Part II: Submit to the Graduate Coordinator of the Hugo Wall School the following:
A letter of application outlining a student's career plans and how the MPA degree would further those plans;
A resume including a student's work and volunteer experience; and
Two letters of reference from individuals with direct knowledge of a student's work experience or academic performance.
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