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Master of Public Administration

 

Regular Admission

Applicants must meet one of the following minimum requirements to be regularly admitted:Any graduate, terminal, or professional degree from a regionally accredited university

OR
a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (based on a 4.0 scale) from a regionally accredited university

OR
a GPA of 2.75 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework from a regionally accredited university



Conditional Admission

Applicants must meet one of the following minimum requirements to be conditionally admitted:
Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 (based on a 4.0 scale) from a regionally accredited university

OR
a GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework from a regionally accredited university

OR
Minimum formula score of 622.6 (2.2 GPA x 283 GRE)

OR
With a GPA of 2.2 or higher, some candidates with 5 years of employment in a relevant field of study may qualify for a waiver of test scores.

For applicants who are admitted conditionally because they do not meet GPA and/or GRE requirements, this status will be removed after a minimum of 12 semester hours of graduate coursework is completed at the University of Louisiana Monroe with a 3.0 GPA, and with no grades of C or below.  If these requirements are not met, the student will be denied continuance in Graduate School.

 

Provisional Admission

Provisional status is given to applicants who are in the process of obtaining official transcripts or GRE/GMAT scores. The minimum requirement for taking graduate courses in provisional status is a GPA of 2.50 (based on a 4.0 scale). No more than six hours of coursework may be completed under provisional status, and students admitted provisionally are not eligible for financial aid. A maximum of six semester hours of graduate credit earned in provisional admission status, including credit earned at ULM and approved transfer credit, may be counted toward a master’s or doctoral degree. The six semester hours must be included on the student’s approved degree plan to be counted toward the hours required for completion of the degree. Applicants who are accepted provisionally are admitted until regular or conditional status requirements are met.

 

 


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

318-342-1332
hersey@ulm.edu


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

Monday-Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday
7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

(318) 342-1036

gradadmissions@ulm.edu

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