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Admission Requirements

1. Minimum 3.0 Undergraduate GPA

2. Demonstrated competence in professional writing. A listing of ways you can demonstrate writing competence is available in the Center office (SSPA 228) or on the Center website: ttp://

3. Quality of professional experience as evaluated by Center faculty. This evaluation will be based on the applicant's current job description, resume, any other materials submitted by the applicant, and the length of professional service.

4. Other evidence of applicant's potential to undertake and successfully complete the MPA course of study: faculty may consider other evidence submitted by the applicant; for example, scores on optional standardized examinations such as the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or other recognized standardized examinations.

Following admission to the University and acceptance to the Center, each student should meet with a faculty advisor. The faculty advisor will provide advice to the student on program course requirements and elective opportunities, and counsel the student in the chosen elective area.

A student whose overall grade point average is less than 3.0, but who presents acceptable evidence of professional potential shown through recent academic performance and experiential background, may be admitted by special action of the Center.

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