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Graduate Center for Public Policy and Administration

Department Information

Advancement to Candidacy

  • 1. Fulfillment of the Graduate Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR)
  • 2. Minimum GPA of 3.0 in all graduate work completed at this University, or transferred from other sources, to meet degree or program requirements.
  • 3. Successful completion (grade of "B" or better) of six units in the MPA program.
  • 4. A grade of "B" or better in all of the following undergraduate courses: microeconomics, basic statistics, American government, and writing or composition.