University of Vermont

Master of Public Administration

Admissions Overview

MPA Admissions Overview


The MPA program has a rolling admissions policy. The review process for completed applications takes between four and six weeks. The following criteria is used to determine admissions: a sound academic record, satisfactory scores on the general aptitude section of the GRE, three letters of recommendation attesting to the candidate's academic and/or work performance; and a strong motivation and academic potential for graduate work articulated in a statement of purpose. For full details regarding documentation needed for admissions visit the Graduate College Website at:
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Required academic prerequisites include coursework in economics, statistics, and American government. These prerequisites can be completed at any accredited institution of higher education. Admission into the MPA program is not contingent on completion of these prerequisites, but they must be completed within the first year of coursework.

Graduate Assistantships

Master of Public Administration students at UVM have the opportunity to apply or be nominated for assistantships and fellowships with research centers that partner with CDAE and the MPA program. For consideration for assistantships, new student application materials must be received and complete by mid-February for acceptance by March 1st. More on assistantships and fellowships. >>


Julie Starr is available to answer any questions that you might have on the MPA program or admissions. She can be found in 103 Morrill Hall or contacted by email (by clicking here) or by phone (802.656.0009).

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