MPA – FAQs

Application/Admission Process

What are the application deadlines?
Applications are accepted year-round on a rolling basis; students can enroll in the next semester after being admitted.

May I transfer Credits?
The MPA program may allow students to transfer credits for graduate work done previously under a similar formal graduate degree program at an accredited institution. Transfer credits require an official transcript. Students may request evaluation for Transfer credits at any time, but they are not granted until a student is matriculated and has completed Core I-IV Courses. Transfer credits are applied only to concentration courses.

Can I take courses without formally applying?
Non-matriculated (nondegree) students can earn a graduate certificate or take graduate courses without formally applying. These credits will count toward the degree should the student apply and gain admission. A student must matriculate after taking 12 credits. In order to take courses as a non-matriculated student, a bachelor's degree, letters of recommendation and college transcripts are required.

Program Costs

How much does the program cost?
Tuition and fee charges are determined by the Board of Governors annually in mid-July. See Program Cost/Financial Aid for current costs and fees.

Registration/Advisement

Who can I see about course advisement and registration issues?
Graduate students see the Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs for registration questions and advisement. Advisement is provided by appointment only. See Registration/Advisement for more information.

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