Take the first step in advancing your career by applying for the online Master of Arts in Public Administration from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
Through the application process, we’ll ask for more than just your GPA and transcripts. We do this to learn more about who you are, where your strengths lie, and where you’d like to take your career. Each of these factors is considered when reviewing applications to ensure that we can provide you with the support you need every step of the way.
Below you’ll find all the pertinent details for our master’s in public administration admission requirements. Once you review the MAPA admissions criteria, you’ll be prepared to complete this important step toward your education and your future.
|MAPA ADMISSION CRITERIA||MAPA ADMISSION DETAILS|
|GENERAL MASTER’S IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS||
Saint Mary’s online Master of Arts in Public Administration program requires the following:
If your overall GPA is below 2.75, you may receive provisional status in the program at the discretion of the MAPA program director.
|PREREQUISITE COURSEWORK AND EXPERIENCE||
There is no prerequisite coursework for the online MAPA.
You don’t need a background in public administration curriculum to be accepted into the program either. The curriculum is designed for those looking to either join or advance their career within the field of public administration.
|RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS||There are no on-campus residencies or visits required. Coursework is delivered 100% online.|
Credit for prior work or academic experience is not offered for this program.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
Students with transcripts from universities located outside of the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada (except for the Quebec Province) are required to take and pass English proficiency testing.
Saint Mary’s accepts the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 72, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.0, the Michigan Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with a minimum score of 74 percent, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 51, or the International Test of English Proficiency (ITEP) with a minimum score of 4.0.
|APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS||Whether you apply through our online application via hard copy, or in person with a Saint Mary’s admissions counselor, your application must include the following items:
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|NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE||Once you’ve submitted your application, expect to be notified about acceptance approximately two weeks after your submission date.|