Admissions Process

TAMIU MPA Program Statement on #COVID-19

We wish you well during these difficult times. Know that we are all in this challenge together and we will work through it together. Here at the TAMIU MPA, we have quickly adjusted and/or adjusting to changes that #COVID-19 has triggered. Our program continues to be strong and our graduates and students are on the front lines of the pandemic response.

Prospective Applicants

If you are considering applying to the MPA program and you are not sure if now is a good time, rest assured that we are well prepared to continue training public administration professionals, even during these difficult times. You need not be deterred by current circumstances from pursuing a public service career. Summer and fall 2020 admission and registration process has begun and you are encouraged to apply as soon as you can. We will be happy to process you in based on the merits of your application.

Continuing Students

For continuing students, if you are facing particular issues or challenges related to #COVID-19, call 956326-2613 or email pharuna@tamiu.edu with any questions and concerns and we will be happy to work with you toward mutual understanding and resolution. If you are on probationary admission, you will have a chance until the end of fall 2020 semester to take and pass two courses before being allowed to continue.

Graduates and Well-Wishers

For MPA graduates and well-wishers, now, perhaps more than ever, the global community needs well-trained, ethical, effective, and efficient professionals in our public, private, and nonprofit agencies. Bring your extraordinary training and education to bear on your task of creating public value and advancing societal well-being. We are very proud of the way our graduates have handled themselves in this crisis. It bodes well for the future to see the current and next generation of MPA graduates display such resiliency. We wish you the best as the next several months bring unprecedented challenges. Be safe.


Admission Status:

In order for individuals to be admitted to the MPA program they have to submit an application to the Graduate School at TAMIU. The requirements for every graduate school applicant are as follows:

  • The applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree from any accredited institution.
  • The applicant must complete an application and must submit it online at the ApplyTexas website.
  • The applicant must pay an application fee ($35.00). There are application deadlines and late fees may be assessed if the deadline is not met.
  • The applicant must submit a personal narrative of 300 words explaining why pursuing a MPA aligns with their career goals and public service professional aspirations.
  • The applicant must schedule and complete a personal interview with the MPA Director.


Granted to students who have not submitted all the required documents or completed the personal interview. Students granted provisional status can enroll in two (2) graduate classes, until the application folder is complete.


Granted to students who have submitted all documents for admission but do not meet all requirements for full admission. Probationary status will be changed to full admission upon completion of six semester credit hours with a 3.0 or better overall graduate grade point average and upon completion of any other requirements.


Granted to students who have submitted all documents for admission and have met all requirements for full admissions (including program specific requirements).

More information can be found at the Graduate webpage. You can also visit, call, or mail them at: (956)326-3020


Texas A&M International University
Zaffirini Student Success Center 206
Laredo, Texas 78041-1900
Phone: (956) 326-3020
Fax: (956) 326-3021
E-mail: graduateschool@tamiu.edu
Office Hours: MTF 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., W & Th 8:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.