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 Application Deadlines 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 Application Deadlines  Spring  Summer  Fall
 Domestic Not admitting students for SP 16  

(Priority and Financial Aid Jan. 1st) May 15
 International Not admitting students for SP 16  

(Priority and Financial Aid Jan. 1st) February 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

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MPA 2011

The MPA program at UIC blended policy-based classes taught by knowledgeable professors with practical experience working with government agencies. I left the program immediately prepared for a career in the public sector.

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