Applications and required documents for admissions must be received by:
The following documents are required when seeking admission to the MPA Program. The application and all components should be submitted to the SUU Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org:
Applicants should meet the following criteria:
After all of the above are received, the materials will be reviewed by the MPA Admissions Committee. Applicants meeting the minimum requirements may be interviewed by the Program Director. The Admissions Committee views each application in its entirety to ensure all applicants receive an appropriate opportunity for consideration.
All admitted graduate students are expected to have read the APA STYLE GUIDE (available in book stores and online) prior to their first day of class.
The MPA program is a member of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). The program was seeking accreditation by NASPAA (a multi-year endeavor) beginning fall 2012. In the summer of 2014, the program was granted full accreditation by NASPAA. Additionally, in spring 2012, students organized a chapter of Phi Alpha Alpha, the national honor society for MPA students. All MPA students who maintain a 3.5 GPA are eligible to join the local chapter, and all students who maintain a 3.7 or higher are eligible to join the national chapter.