Which entrance exam should I take before applying to your program: GMAT or GRE?
Though neither test is required for entrance into our MPA program, the GRE can be used to establish proof of quantitative ability. For more information on this requirement, as well as other criteria that will be evaluated for admission, please see our admission page.
Are there any prerequisites to apply to the MPP program?
- The Graduate College at the University of Arizona requires a 3.0 GPA and at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. GPA Calculation methods can be found at The Graduate College's website.
What is the deadline for applications?
- Information about admissions, including deadlines, can be found on our admissions page.
Can I attend the program as a part-time student?
- Yes, students are allowed to attend as a part time student. Though students attending the program full time will typically complete their degree in two years, students have 6 years to complete the program.
Are classes offered in the evening?
- Yes, all core courses are now offered in the evening, between 5:30 pm and 8:00 pm. Courses that are cross-listed with other departments or with 400 level courses are offered on the main campus at various times. Students should not expect to complete many classes from this program online.
Where can I apply?
- View the MPP Admissions page for links to the online application form, along with a list of other requirements for admission.
Is financial assistance available?
- There are several opportunities for financial assistance through UA's Financial Aid Office and the Graduate College. Additionally, the School of Government and Public Policy offers a limited numbers of teaching assistantships and scholarships to highly qualified applicants. Insterested students must apply by April 1 to be considered.
How much will it cost to get my MPP?
- Check the Bursars website for the latest schedule of fees.
- Please note that there is a $1250 Program Fee for MPP students, to be paid each semester. This is included in the Bursar's website tuition calculator.
Why should I get an MPP degree?
- Recent data suggests that in this economy, public sector employment is one of the few areas projected for growth. Public sector policy implementation faces real challenges in the coming years and an MPP from the School of Government and Public Policy at The University of Arizona will prepare you with the necessary skills to meet real-world challenges and make a difference. Flexible scheduling and evening classes will help you accomplish this at your own pace. Interested applicants can contact Diane Darling at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how an MPP can move their career forward.