MPA Program Details

Applicants must submit the following application materials:
  • Official academic transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not accepted
  • GRE test score for the general exam
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation from professors and/or employers
  • A career trajectory statement addressing why you think you would be a successful candidate for the MPA program, what has led you to pursue a master's degree in public administration, your career aspirations, and how you think this degree will help you reach them
  • An academic paper or work product/report demonstrating your writing abilities
  • Additional requirements apply for international students
Additional information

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available. Learn more from the Graduate Financial Aid link below, or contact the program office. 

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Master in Public Administration

St. Joseph Hall 227 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1425