Admissions

Spring 2017 Deadline: Domestic: November 1stInternational: July 15th

Fall 2017 MPA Application Deadlines: Funding/early deadline: Feb 1st,  International students: Feb 15th, Domestic: May 15th

How to apply to the MPA Program

Step 1: File an online application through the following website: Graduate College Application.

After you submit the online application you will need to wait for your application to be processed. Once it has been processed by the system (it normally takes 2-3

days) you will receive an email with a link to your application summary. This is where you will upload your supporting materials (resume, personal statement, writing sample, and input your recommender’s email addresses). You will be required to submit copies of all transcripts. If you are accepted into the program will be required to submit sealed official transcripts that will be crosschecked with the copies you uploaded during the admissions process. There is also a place to pay the $70 application fee if you did not do it while filing your application.

Step 2: The following materials must be uploaded to the electronic submission system.(Please upload the documents in the PDF format.)

Requirements

The Department of Public Administration requires an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.00 (A= 4.00) for the final 60 semester (90 quarter) hours of baccalaureate study, including all of the work taken in the term in which the student began the final 60 semester hours of study (programs may require a higher GPA). If your GPA is below 3.0, your application must be approved by the Graduate College.

International Students are required to submit TOEFL/ILETS scores. Please visit OAR’s website for more information.

Do you have questions about our application process? Please visit the following links below for helpful tips! If you still have questions please email Sarah McDonald at smcdon1@uic.edu

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