Applications for SPEA's graduate programs are processed on a year-round basis for admission in any academic semester. Each application to SPEA's graduate programs is carefully evaluated by the admissions committee for the appropriate degree. Admission to SPEA's graduate programs is competitive. Each program has its own admissions criteria and meeting these criteria does not guarantee admission to that program.
Applicants should apply to a degree or certificate program and request financial assistance as early as possible before the desired semester of enrollment.
To receive priority attention for financial aid for the fall semester, send all Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) and renewal forms to the Office of Student Financial Aid Services by February 1.
Students planning to request admission to a SPEA graduate degree program after successfully completing a certificate program cannot apply to an MPA of the same concentration of the certificate.