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Public Affairs, MPA

Program Information

School: School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences

Program: Public Affairs

Test Score Required: None.

Catalog Page: MPA

Letters of Recommendation: 3

Completed Request for Recommendation (Requires Adobe Reader) forms from individuals able to judge your probable success in graduate school. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Resume: no

Admissions Essay: yes

A brief narrative outlining your academic interest and meeting the following criteria:
  • Include any current or long-range interests in research, teaching or other professional objectives.
  • Please describe any publications or other evidence of scholarly endeavor you have achieved.
  • List academic and professional organizations in which you are active and any fellowships, scholarships, or other honors you have received.
The Admissions Essay may be sent directly to the program or submitted online.

Deadlines: Applicants should have all necessary application materials, including supporting documents, to the Office of Enrollment Services by the following dates:

Deadlines for U.S. Citizens and Residents

Fall Full-Term - July 1 - Regular Application Deadline
Fall Full-Term - August 1 - Late Application and Documentation Deadline
(Complete Admissions Application File Due)

Spring Full-Term - November 1 - Regular Application Deadline
Spring Full-Term - December 1 - Late Application and Documentation Deadline
(Complete Admissions Application File Due)

Summer - April 1 - Regular Application Deadline
Summer - May 1 - Late Application and Documentation Deadline
(Complete Admissions Application File Due)

Deadlines for International Applicants

Fall Full-Term - May 1 - Regular Application Deadline
Fall Full-Term - June 1 - Late Application and Documentation Deadline
(Complete Admissions Application File Due)

Spring Full-Term - September 1 - Regular Application Deadlines
Spring Full-Term - October 1 - Late Application and Documentation Deadline
(Complete Admissions Application File Due)

Summer (All Summer Sessions) - March 1 - Regular Application Deadlines
Summer (All Summer Sessions) - April 1 - Late Application and Documentation Deadline
(Complete Admissions Application File Due)

Contact

Katie Doctor (Public Affairs - MPA)
972-883-4936
800 West Campbell Rd., GR31 
Richardson, TX 75080-3021 
    
Degree Information:  
Dr. Doug Goodman  
Associate Professor and MPA Director  
972-883-4969

Possible Careers

Human Resource Director; Policy Analyst; Management Analyst; Public Relations

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.