Admissions Process

In order for students to be admitted to the MPA program they have to submit an application to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at TAMIU. These are the requirements for every graduate school applicant.

  • The applicant must hold a baccalaureat 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 (as of 08.2013, the fee is $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 is important for your professional aspirations.
  • The applicant must complete a personal interview with at least two MPA faculty members.

Admission Status:


Granted to students who have not submitted all the required documents or complete the personal interview. Students granted provisional status can enroll in two (2) graduate classes, until the application 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 12 semester credit hours with a 3.0 or better overall graduate grade point average and upon completion of any additional 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 from the Office of Graduate Studies can be found at the Office of Graduate Studies and Research webpage. You can also visit, call, or mail them directly.

Office of Graduate Studies & Research

Texas A&M Internaional 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.