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Master of Public Administration

Program Requirements
All of the following:
Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale).

Minimum combined score of 283 on the GRE or equivalent GMAT score

Minimum formula score of 707.50

Applicants who fail to meet the above standards may be admitted with conditional status at the recommendation of the coordinator of the MPA program in conjunction with the Committee on Admissions for Political Science.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are classes offered online?
This program is offered fully online.

How long will it take to complete the program? When can I start?
Students can complete the program as quickly as 12 months; typically, students will need approximately 18 months. You may begin the program in any semester.

How long are the semesters?
Political science courses are offered in 8-week terms during the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Non-political science courses are offered in 16-week terms during the Fall and Spring semesters, and 8-week terms in the Summer semesters.

Can I waive the GRE requirement?
There are circumstances in which the GRE can be waived for the Master of Public Administration. 




Next steps...

Graduate Catalog
The catalog outlines university policies, tuition and fees, extensive program and degree information. Click on the link below for catalog information specific to the program.

Masters of Public Administration, M.P.A.



Still have questions?

Contact our Graduate Coordinator for more information:

Dr. Leigh Hersey
Graduate Coordinator, MPA
School of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Strauss Hall 109


ULM Graduate School
Sandel Hall Room 243
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209

7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

(318) 342-1036