The website says the career track MPA is a part-time program. Am I required to attend part time?
Traditionally, many career-track students pursue the degree part-time. However, students may take a full-time course load if they prefer.
Can international applicants apply for the intern-track MPA program?
Due to employment restrictions associated with the student visa, international applicants are usually not eligible to apply for the intern-track MPA program (the intern track MPA program includes both part-time or full-time employment during both years of the program).
Is the GRE required for international applicants?
Yes, all international applicants must submit GRE scores. When you take the GRE, please designate the University of Kansas to receive your scores. The institution code is 6871, and the School code is 4801.
Are TOEFL scores required for international applicants?
In most cases, yes, either TOEFL or IELTS scores indicating minimum English proficiency scores are required. The only exception is if the applicant can verify graduation with a baccalaureate degree (or higher) earned in residence from an accredited U.S. institution of higher education, or from such an institution whose medium of instruction is English. This does not apply to degrees earned online.
Resources for international students:
APPLICATION MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION:
The following materials are required of all international applicants to the MPA program. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the Admissions Committee for review.
|Required Items||Explanation and description|
|Online application||When you are ready, you may APPLY ONLINE. Please be prepared to upload the following documents: unofficial transcript, resume, personal statement and writing sample. You will also include the names and email addresses for your recommenders. An $85 application fee is required.|
The application deadline for international applications is February 1 for the fall term.
|Bachelor's Degree||A GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Prefer background in social sciences, with courses in college algebra and statistics recommended. A GPA below 3.0 can be considered if academic deficiencies are addressed in the personal statement.|
From the undergraduate institution and any post-graduate college or university attended. Must be sent directly from the degree-granting school to the Office of Graduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 313 Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence, Kansas 66045.
For degrees earned from institutions outside the U.S., additional documents may be required to fulfill both the application and enrollment requirements. Please see this website>>> for complete information.
|Three Letters of Recommendation||
From persons who can address the applicant’s ability to do graduate work and the admissions criteria. At least one reference should be an academic reference.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should submit names and email addresses of references as part of their online application. References will receive an email with instructions for submitting their letters of recommendation electronically.
|Current Resume||A copy of your current resume, listing your employment history.|
|Personal Statement||A 3-5 page reflective essay describing your background, career goals and clearly indicating how the MPA degree fits those goals. Please address any academic deficiencies in your statement.|
|Writing Sample||A writing sample of at least five pages in length. This should be a work where you critically analyze an issue (not just summarize) and be well-cited.
|Graduate Record Exam (GRE)||
The GRE is required for all international applicants.
Please designate KU's School of Public Affairs and Administration to receive your GRE scores. The institution code is 6871, and the department code is 4801.
|TOEFL or IELTS Scores||International applicants should submit TOEFL or IELTS scores indicating minimum English proficiency scores. The only exception is if the applicant can verify graduation with a baccalaureate degree (or higher) earned in residence from an accredited U.S. institution of higher education, or from such an institution whose medium of instruction is English. This does not apply to degrees earned online.|
Lawrence Campus Advisors
|Experiencing problems with the online application system?||Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at email@example.com or 785-864-3140.|