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Admission Requirement(s): To apply to the MPA Program the following are needed:

  • A completed MPA Application Form
  • A resume
  • Evidence of fulfillment of course prerequisites - Note that prerequisite completion is not required nor considered for admission. Students needing prerequisites may be admitted on a "conditional" basis until the prerequisites are completed.
  • And a statement of at least 300 words describing: a.) your career goals, b.) what you would contribute to the program and c.) how the MPA Program would enhance your professional development. Please e-mail your resume and statement of goals to the program office.
Online Admission Application Deadline: March 1 for fall admission, October 15 for spring.

Prerequisite(s): To apply to the University of Illinois at Springfield, the following are needed:

  • UIS Admission Application;
  • Transcript verifying a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Submission of transcripts for all graduate work taken beyond the bachelor's degree;
  • TOEFL score of 550 for those who speak English as a second language; and
  • A fee of $60.00 for domestic applicants, $75.00 fee for international.


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