Applicants to the Master of Public Administration program must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. They should have a minimum average grade of “B” (3.0 on a 4.0 scale). Meeting minimal standards does not guarantee admission.
Applicants who do not meet the minimal criterion of 3.0 or better in their undergraduate degrees are required to take the GRE. These applicants are also invited to supplement their applications with additional information that will be taken into account by the M.P.A. committee. These items may include a 500-word personal statement detailing why earning the M.P.A. is important; samples of academic writing, letters of recommendation preferably from full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty, evidence of an earned master’s or law degree, and descriptions of challenging life, cultural and/or career circumstances that have been overcome.
Students who have not applied for admission or who may have applied but have not yet been admitted to the MPA program, may register for up to fifteen (15) credit hours of course work as a non-degree seeking student. A maximum of fifteen (15) semester hours taken in non-degree status may be transferred to the MPA program without submitting a petition, if the courses were taken in the FAU MPA program and a grade of B or better was received in each course. Petitions are available from Todd Hedrick.
If you have graduate-level credits that you believe can be transferred, you need to obtain a copy of the course syllabus and meet with Todd Hedrick.
The FAU Graduate Studies and Admissions Office has more information about financial aide, policies and procedures, and graduate student associations. http://graduate.fau.edu/.
Second Master’s Degree
Students who already have a Master’s degree from an accredited University can be granted six credits toward electives in the MPA program.
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