MPA

MPA Admissions

The admission process for the MPA program is primarily an evaluation of how well an applicant can learn what we teach as well as an assessment of the depth and commitment to a career of public service as demonstrated by volunteer interests, internships and professional experience focused on the public good.

MPA Classroom

The School’s core curriculum builds skills in political, economic, quantitative and behavioral analysis. Previous coursework in mathematics, statistics and economics is highly recommended. Among applicants to our two-year Master in Public Affairs (MPA), 80 percent have work experience, and 90 percent of enrolled students have worked two or more years.

MPA

Because the MPA is a professional degree, it makes sense for applicants to acquire some professional experience beforehand to focus their studies and to prove their value to future employers as experienced professionals.

The School enrolls approximately 65-80 new MPA students per year.

 

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