Admissions Deadlines

The University of Illinois at Chicago and has established deadlines for the receipt of applications and credentials for graduate school. The application deadlines for the MPA Program in Public Administration is the same as those listed below, however, it is to your advantage to apply earlier. Immigrant and domestic applicants with credits from foreign colleges and universities observe the international application/credential deadline. Applications which are received bearing a postmark later than the application deadline will be returned to the applicant. Applications which are not complete by the deadline date are subject to cancellation.

MPA Graduate Application and Credentials for: Spring Summer Fall
International Students July 15 December 15 (Priority and Financial Aid – February 1**) February 15
Degree, Non-Degree to Degree and Readmission. November 1 February 1 (Priority and Financial Aid – February 1**) May 15
Non-Degree (Assigned and Unassigned) November 15 April 15 July 15
PhD Graduate Application and Credentials for: Spring Summer Fall
International Students We are not admitting new students in the 2015-2016 academic year. We are not admitting new students in the 2015-2016 academic year. We are not admitting new students in the 2015-2016 academic year.

**For fullest consideration, fall MPA applicants should apply by January 1st. MPA degree seeking applicants who want to be considered for financial assistance must apply by February 1st, for fall consideration. Although the initial deadline for individuals seeking financial assistance for the fall semester is February 1st, MPA applicants whose applications are received after the deadline can still be considered for financial aid. The sooner the application is received, the better chance there is of receiving aid.

MPA Admissions Procedures
PhD Admissions Procedures

Alumni Testimonials

Jeanne Chiu

MPA 2010

"Because of my interest in improving the human condition through public service, I chose to enter the MPA program at UIC. Chicago, rich in history, diversity, and politics, is the perfect place to learn about all aspects of public administration. For my Capstone team project, I was provided the opportunity to collaborate with a nonprofit organization on the West Side of Chicago to develop a training and professional development curriculum. As Public Service Chair of PASA, I have volunteered alongside many of my colleagues in different service projects in the Chicagoland area. I like how this MPA program provides opportunities for students to interact with each other in the classroom and outside the classroom environment. It is a flexible program that enables students working full-time the ability to take classes at night. I would highly recommend the MPA program at UIC to prospective students."

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