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Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Master of Public Administration degree program must meet the following requirements for admission to the Wichita State University 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 must attain a minimum score of 575 paper-based, or 88 Internet-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or an overall band score of 7.0 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.

Application Process

Part I
Complete the Wichita State Graduate School application and submit to WSU Graduate School

Part II
Submit to WSU Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs:

  • Letter of application outlining your career plans and how the MPA degree would further those plans
  • A resume including your work and volunteer experience
  • Two letters of reference from individuals with direct knowledge of your work experience or academic performance

Bethany Kennedy, Student Services Coordinator
Wichita State University Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs
(316) 978-7240




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