How to Apply

Master of Public Administration

Admission Requirements

Strong candidates will have a combination of at least one year of professional work experience, a demonstrated commitment to public service, a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, and a 3.0 GPA. Applicants without a 3.0 GPA may be admitted on a probationary basis.  

Entrance exams are typically not required unless the applicant's undergraduate degree is from a non-graded institution. 

Application Requirements

  • A completed online application and $55 application fee (no application fees through Fall 2022)
  • Official transcripts from the last two years of the bachelor's degree and any post-baccalaureate coursework
  • Two completed MPA Recommendation Forms (applicant sends the form to their recommenders via the online application)
  • A current resume
  • A letter of intent (one to two pages) summarizing your interest in the MPA program and discussing ways in which the MPA will assist you in reaching your career and educational goals
  • Students who earned undergraduate degrees from institutions issuing non-graded transcripts must submit official GRE results
  • Please note that there are additional requirements for international students, as well as readmission and non-degree seeking students
No application fee through Fall 2022
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Application Deadlines

Fall: July 20 - Note: Fall 2021 deadline extended to Aug. 20
Winter: October 20
Spring: February 20
Summer: May 20

Questions?

Olha Krupa, PhD

Director

206-296-2509

krupao@seattleu.edu

Nicole Moses

Graduate Program Coordinator

206-296-2139

mosesnicole@seattleu.edu

Victoria Olive

Graduate Admission Counselor

206-296-2217

olivev@seattleu.edu