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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 the Graduate School here
2. Mail a copy of your undergraduate transcripts to:
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Office of Graduate Admission
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 scale) is required for a normal admission. Applicants who do not have a 2.7 grade point average, but are between 2.5 and 2.7, will be asked to produce additional credentials (resume, references, letter indicating why the student is seeking to pursue the MPA, etc.). International students must posses a minimum TOEFL score of 550.
4. If you are interested in applying for a Graduate Assistantship, save the Graduate Assistant Application form to your computer.  Fill out the form and e-mail the completed form as an attachment to the email address
Graduate Assistant Application
5. If you are interested in applying for an Internship, save the Internship Application form below to your computer.  Complete the form and email the completed form as an attachment to the email address
Internship Application
6. After being accepted into the program, make an appointment for advisement with:
Dr. Drew Dolan, MPA Program Director
Public Administration and Policy Analysis
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Alumni Hall, Room 3128
Edwardsville, IL 62026
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