MPA Admission Process
The Master's in Public Administration (MPA) program is
offered through the University of Alaska Anchorage College of Business and
Public Policy. Students interested in the Master of Public Administration
program may accumulate up to nine credits in the program as a non-degree
seeking student before applying for admission to the program.
Department of Public Administration Requirements:
MPA applications must meet one of the following:
Students applying for admission to the MPA program must submit the following items to the Office of Enrollment Services:
Deadlines for admission applications are:
The University has a rolling admissions policy. Applications are accepted at any time, however, applications received after application deadlines may not be processed in time to qualify a student for Clear Admit status or financial aid for the next semester. In these cases, an applicant may take classes, but complete a non-degree seeking student application.
Once the Public Administration Department receives all materials from Enrollment Services, the faculty admission committee reviews applications and may:
The intent of the admissions process is to select students who have a strong probability of doing well in the program. MPA Program faculty do not want to turn down students. They do, however, want to be sure students come into the program without serious obstacles to success. If any of the following are present, the review committee will be concerned, and may seek additional information before admitting a student:
The Dean (or designee) of the College of Business and Public Policy makes the final decision regarding formal acceptance to master's degree programs in the College, and informs UAA Enrollment Services. Enrollment Services sends the official Certificate of Admission directly to the applicant.