Political Science
    318 tenHoor, Box 870213, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

Public Administration, MPA
Specialty Area(s) Offered: n/a
Program Director(s): Dr. Dana Patton - Political Science M.A. and Ph.D., (205) 348-5528
Dr. James Caillier - Public Administration M.P.A., (205) 348-4966
Application Contact: Kaila Nolen, (205) 348-5980
Application Deadline: Rolling Admission
Allow admission with permission to continue?    Yes    Minimum 2.5 GPA/280 GRE
Allow conditional language admission?   Yes  
Offer accelerated master’s program (AMP)?   Yes   Minimum GPA: 3.75

Admission Requirements
Item NameDescription
Application Fee
Please note that the graduate application fee is non-refundable.
Statement of Purpose
Statement of purpose for the intended graduate program.
Resume / CV
Applicant's resume. (optional but recommended)
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation.
Please upload an unofficial transcript for any institution of higher education at which you have completed 15 or more credit hours. International applicants: please make sure that your transcript includes a grading schemes. All others: please include a grading scheme if your university does not use a letter-based (e.g. A, A-, B) grading scheme.
The minimum GPA to be considered: 3 (for regular admission), 2.5 (for admission with permission to continue).
Graduate Entrance Exam Scores
Official GRE score (School Code: 1830), GMAT (School Code: 1012). GRE 300 or greater for regular admission. GMAT 500 or greater for regular admission .
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
GRE: 300.
Test score is waived for previous graduate degree or work experience.
English Proficiency Test
Official English proficiency test score from TOEFL, IELTS or PTE – required for applicants whose first language is not English, unless they have a U.S. degree earned within three years (of enrolling in their graduate program) or have studied in the U.S. for two years immediately prior to enrolling here.
The minimum score(s) to be considered for regular admission:
TOEFL: 79, IELTS: 6.5, PTE: 59.