MPP Frequently Asked Questions

 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?

 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?

 How much will it cost to get my MPP?

 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 dianedarling@email.arizona.edu to discuss how an MPP can move their career forward.