College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > School of Public Service > Graduate Programs > Public Administration (MPA) > Admission Requirements
To be eligible for the Public Administration (MPA) program, students must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. In addition, successful applicants must demonstrate, through past academic or professional work, a capacity for achievement.
To apply, please submit the following:
How to Apply
Application can be submitted through the Online Application Center
Transcripts and other required credentials should be mailed to:
The Office of Graduate Admission College of Liberal Arts and Social SciencesDePaul University 2400 North Sheffield Avenue Chicago, IL 60614-3936
Application credentials (including official electronic transcripts) also can be emailed to The Office of Graduate Admission at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure your name is on all documents.
Students educated outside of the United States where English is not the official native language must present evidence of English proficiency. A minimum TOEFL score of 96 (ibt), or a minimum 7.5 on the IELTS, or a minimum 125 on the Duolingo may be submitted for this requirement.
Pre-service students (those without at least 12 months of continuous paid work experience in government or government-related activities following their undergraduate degree) are required to take an additional 4 credit hour internship (MPS 601 or MPS 610) as part of their degree program.
Please note that the information provided is current as of March 2017 and is subject to change.
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If you need assistance to complete your application and/or have questions, contact the LAS Graduate Admission office at
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