To be considered for admission to the MPA program, in addition to meeting Graduate School admission requirements, applicants must submit an online application, three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement (why you want an MPA).
Moreover, an applicant's undergraduate background must include courses with grades of "C" or higher in American national government and principles of economics or their equivalents. If the student is deficient, these courses must be taken in addition to the graduate course requirements. Such undergraduate deficiencies must be completed prior to or during the first graduate enrollment period.
- Unconditional Admission: Undergrad GPA minimum 3.0
- Conditional Admission: Undergrad GPA minimum 2.75 (conditional means you may not make below a “B” grade for your first year)
- Requirements for Either Type of Admission:
- 3 Letters of Reference
- Personal Statement (why you want to do an MPA)
For more admissions information:
In-Person/ Traditional Program: Go to ASU Graduate Admissions (choose application type of Graduate Non Doctoral) if U.S. citizen, or ASU International Graduate Admissions , if not.
Online Program: Go to ASU/Academic Partnerships (choose application type of Academic Partnerships Graduate)