How to apply for the MSCJPS program
We welcome your application!
Applying to SPEA’s MSCJPS program is a three-part process
- Take the GRE, GMAT or LSAT
- Submit written materials to SPEA
- Apply online.
For additional information on SPEA's graduate programs and for questions regarding the application process, please email email@example.com or call 317-274-4656 (toll free: 877-292-9321).
MSCJPS admissions requirements
Minimum preferred requirements for admission include a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a grade point average of B (3.0) or higher and a combined score of 300 or more (verbal and quantitative) on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or a total score of 500 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Students meeting these requirements are not guaranteed admission. Other admission factors include references, work experience and the personal statement.
Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended must be submitted with the completed application forms.
SPEA considers results from the GRE, GMAT or LSAT, but the GRE (http://www.ets.org/gre (hyperlink: http://www.ets.org/gre) is the most common among our applicants. Preparing to take the test and getting official test scores can be a lengthy process, so plan accordingly.
You can request a waiver of the GRE/GMAT/LSAT if you have already earned a Master's degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or if you have seven or more years of work experience in the field. In addition, certificate students who complete a SPEA graduate certificate with a 3.5 GPA or higher may request a waiver when applying to the MSCJPS program. To discuss options regarding the standardized test requirement, contact Luke Bickel, 317-278-0308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to official GRE, GMAT or LSAT scores, SPEA requires information about your background:
- All transcripts for work that was done outside of the Indiana University system
- Personal statement
- 3 letters of recommendation
Send these documents to:
Manager of Graduate Student Services
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
801 West Michigan Street, BS 3025
Indianapolis, IN 46202
These documents will be kept on file until we receive your online application.
Graduate admissions deadlines
We accept applications year-round. Students can begin their studies in fall, spring or summer. Fall applicants who are pursuing merit-based financial aid should apply by February 1. International applicants must apply by February 1 for the fall and September 15 for the spring. Course registration for the summer and fall semesters begins in early April, and course registration for the spring semester begins in late October.