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  School of Public Affairs and Administration 2013–2015 Degree Programs M.P.A. Program Admission  


All applications are completed online at The following materials are required for the application:

Completed Application
  • Fee of $65 - payable to Rutgers University
  • Official transcripts for colleges and universities attended (a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution of higher education is required)
  • Three letters of recommendation (both professional and personal)
  • Personal statement - two to three pages explaining "Why you are pursuing an M.P.A. degree"
  • Current résumé
  • Standardized test results (GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or equivalent) (applies only if the undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0) 

Individuals seeking admission should submit the above materials for evaluation. The M.P.A. degree has rolling admissions except for international students, for whom sufficient time to process paperwork requires deadlines for specific semesters. Candidates for admission should complete the application as soon as practical and may begin courses in the next available semester following acceptance. 

Nondegree status permits applicants to complete up to four courses (12 credits) as a nondegree student before requesting matriculation. Nondegree academic performance is included in credentials review for a matriculation decision.
For additional information, contact RU-info at 732-445-info (4636) or
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