2015-2016 University Catalog

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The Master of Public Administration Degree (MPA) is open to all students who hold any baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and meet the requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences for graduate admission. In addition, candidates for admission must meet 3 of the 4 criteria listed below:

• A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (4-point scale).
• 3 years or more of management experience as determined by the program admissions committee.
• Satisfactory performance on the statement of purpose essay portion of the application.
• Satisfactory performance on the personal interview portion of the program admissions process.

International Students from non-English speaking countries will need a TOEFL exam score of 79 (On-line version) or 550 (paper-based) or an ILETS score of 6.5.

1Prerequisite for all required courses.
Prerequisite for all required core courses: cross-listed with CRIJ 5320 and SOCI 5322.
Required for students with two or more years experience in the public sector.
Required for students with less than two years of experience in the public sector.

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