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 July 15 - (Priority and Financial Aid – January 6, 2015) February 15
Degree,┬áNon-Degree to Degree and Readmission November 1 - (Priority and Financial Aid – January 6, 2015) May 15

**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

Anna Baccellieri


My graduate experience in the UIC Department of Public Administration prepared me for my role in higher education as well as equipped me with the tools necessary to lead change and innovative management in other government and nonprofit organizations. The blend of current theory and applied knowledge is a strength of the UIC curriculum. The faculty are leaders in public administration research and engage students in thoughtful dialogue and challenging projects. The administrative staff is very encouraging and offers great support and service to students.

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