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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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