Admissions Process

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 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 ($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.

Admission Status:


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 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.