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Master of Public Administration

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Master of Public Administration

Launch a rewarding career in public service.


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Create An Account Complete And Submit An Academic Profile Request Letters Of Recommendation
Attach Required Documents Check If GRE/GMAT Is Required* Request Financial Aid
Federal School Code: 001536

   

Admission Schedule

TERM EARLY DECISION DEADLINE FINANCIAL AID AND APPLICATION DEADLINE DEPOSIT DEADLINE ONLINE ORIENTATION COMPLETION CLASS START DATE
Fall 2020 July 13, 2020 August 17, 2020 August 27, 2020 4 weeks after admission date* September 7, 2020
Spring 2021 November 16, 2020 December 21, 2020 December 31, 2020 4 weeks after admission date* January 11, 2021
Summer 2021 March 8, 2021 April 12, 2021 April 22, 2021 4 weeks after admission date* May 3, 2021

*If admitted with less than 4 weeks before term start, orientation deadline is the same as the application deadline.

  

Applying to UOnline

How to Submit a Successful Application

You need to complete all the elements of the application and submit all the required documentation before you can be considered for admission.

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  • 1. START YOUR APPLICATION

    Go to our online application.

  • 2. UPLOAD YOUR DOCUMENTS TO YOUR APPLICATION

    1. Unofficial transcript: Submit a copy of your transcript from all academic institutions attended.

    2. GRE: The GRE score may be waived at the discretion of the MPA Director for students who have completed at least 18 credits of graduate course work, or who have significant work experience (at administrative analyst or higher level) in the public, nonprofit sector or government-related private sector (e.g., government contractor, government consultant). Please speak to an enrollment advisor for more information.

    3. Résumé: Submit your most recent résumé that appropriately illustrates your professional experience.

    4. Personal statement: Submit a one-page personal statement addressing your interest in the program in relation to your professional background and career aspirations.

    5. Language Proficiency: International students who do not hold an undergraduate U.S degree must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. For more information, please see the Student Handbook.

  • 3. REQUEST YOUR OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

    Request your transcripts electronically (preferred) or by regular mail:

    Electronically: etranscripts@miami.edu

    By mail:

    Online Enrollment – Admissions Office | University of Miami
    Gables One Tower, 1320 S Dixie Hwy, Suite 90
    Locator – 2291
    Coral Gables, FL 33146 – 2991

    Please note: All graduate applicants who have attended a college or university outside the United States must submit official transcripts and diplomas from all colleges and universities attended to one of the three approved evaluation services.

  • 4. OBTAIN TWO PROFESSIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS

    Enter names and contact information for two (2) people who can comment on your professional ability in the online application.

    Your references automatically receive an email to fill out your recommendation online. You can then track the status of each recommendation in the system. Recommendations must be received by the application deadline to be considered for admissions.

  • 5. APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID

    Click here for more info about financial aid and the scholarships available to our students. Our enrollment advisors are also available to help you every step of the way.

 

 

Have a specific question? Speak to a member of our enrollment team to understand how this relates to you.

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*Eligible applicants may not be required to submit GRE and GMAT test results. To learn more, please call 1-800-411-2290 to speak with an enrollment advisor.

2The computer-based GRE is offered Monday through Saturday in various locations. Contact the Educational Testing Service to schedule an appointment by visiting their website or calling (800) GRE-CALL.

University of Miami School Codes: FAFSA: 001536, GRE: 5815