Admission Requirements

Those wishing to apply to either the traditional on-campus MPA, executive MPA or online MPA program can begin the application process online.

For the on-campus MPA program, the Voinovich School gives priority acceptance and funding consideration to applications received by February 15. Applications received after February 15 will be considered but applications will not be eligible for funding (other types of financial aid might be available). Prospective students applying after August 1 will be considered for fall admission on a case-by-case basis.

No graduate assistantships are offered for students enrolled in the Executive MPA or online MPA programs.

Students are admitted to the on-campus and online MPA program each semester, while new cohorts begin in the EMPA each summer.  The Executive MPA program also has rolling admission, with new students added to the current cohort in fall and spring semesters.

Application requirements include three professional or academic letters of recommendations, resume, a personal statement/letter of intent, and transcripts from previous academic institutions. No GRE is required. For Executive MPA applicants, a minimum of three years work experience is required.