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MPA Application Process

The program has a simple application process. The SIUE MPA Program currently has approximately 110-130 students enrolled and is a diverse program. We value the experiences that each student brings to the program and the classes.

1. Submit an Application for Admission to Graduate Study along with $30 to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Download and submit the following form:

Graduate Degree Seeking Admission Application

Graduate Unclassified Admission Application

2. Mail a copy of your undergraduate transcript(s) to:

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Office of Graduate Admissions
Box 1047
Edwardsville, IL 62026

3. The Public Administration & Policy Analysis program director will review your application. A grade point average of 2.7 (on a 4.0 point scale) is required. Applicants who do not have a 2.7 grade point average will be asked to produce additional credentials (resume, standardized test scores). International students must posses a minimum TOEFL score of 550.

4. If you are interested in applying for a Graduate Assistantship, save the form to your computer, then fill out form, and e-mail the completed form as an attachment to the mpaprogram@siue.edu

Graduate Assistant Application

5. If you are interested in applying for an Internship, save the form to your computer, then fill out form, and e-mail the completed form as an attachment to the mpaprogram@siue.edu

Internship Application

6. After being accepted into the program, make an appointment for advisement with:

T.R. Carr, MPA Program Director
Public Administration and Policy Analysis

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Alumni Hall, Room 3128
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1457
(618) 650-3762
tcar@siue.edu