Applying to the MPA Program

What are the admissions requirements?

MPA applicants are required to submit: 1) official transcripts from all previous colleges, 2) current GRE or GMAT scores (less than 5 years old), 3) a resume, and 4) a professional statement. Students interested in the MPA must apply through the online Graduate School application form and pay an application fee that is required by JMU’s Graduate School. When reviewing applications, we heavily emphasize cumulative undergraduate GPA, undergraduate major GPA, and GRE scores.

Apply to the JMU MPA program

What are the application deadlines?

The MPA program has a rolling admissions process. Generally, we need to have you completed application at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester in which you intend to enroll. To be considered for assistantships, students must have a completed application on file by April 1st.