MPPM online program
College description: The part-time online degree program for midcareer professionals gives you a highly flexible way to advance or begin a rewarding life in public service. For acceptance into the program, you must have a minimum of five years of professional experience beyond an entry-level position. As an online MPPM student, you can complete the 30-credit degree in just five terms. By taking courses during the spring, summer, and fall terms, you can earn your degree in just 20 months.
To apply for the MPPM online program, you must submit the following.
1. A résumé.
2. A personal statement outlining your background and your goals for the program (about two double-spaced, typed pages).
3. Two letters of recommendation from past or present supervisors (from paid or volunteer positions you have held).
4. Copies of your undergraduate transcripts (and graduate transcripts, if applicable). You may submit unofficial photocopies at the time of your application; official copies are required if you are admitted and choose to enroll.
5. A nonrefundable $50 application fee.
GRE score is not required for online MPPM applicants.
Public Administration and Policy Online PHD
College description: Effective public administration and policy-making requires collaborative decisions and problem solving. This PhD program takes a multi-sector approach. You'll focus on the challenges that arise where governments, nonprofits, businesses, community groups, and individuals intersect. You will graduate with a solid grounding in the theory and issues of traditional public administration and public policy.
Applications are accepted year-round for fall admission, with a July 1 deadline for completed applications. To apply, you will need:
1. A master's degree from a regionally-accredited institution or comparable foreign institution with a minimum 3.25 GPA (4.0 scale).
2. Three letters of recommendation from academic sources.
3. A professional resume.
4. A 3-6 page essay about your academic and professional goals and why you chose this program.
5. GRE/GMAT scores at 25th percentile for verbal and quant (taken within the last five years). A GRE waiver request is available here.
6. If your native language is not English and you do not have a U.S. graduate degree, a minimum score of 79 on the TOEFL, or 6.5 on the IELTS.
Online Master’s in Public Policy and Administration
College description: CSU’s online Master of Public Policy and Administration (M.P.P.A.) program prepares students for leadership, combining academic theory with real-world experience. Government agencies, international nongovernment organizations, and nonprofits actively seek out professionals with the specialized knowledge to develop policies that improve quality of life. With an interdisciplinary curriculum that integrates research-based academic theory with real-world experience, this master’s program will prepare you to take on a leadership role as a policy manager, generalist, or specialist in the public or private sector.
The application deadline for fall is February 20, spring is October 15, and summer is April 1.
Applications received after the priority application deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis and admitted as space is available through the final deadline.
GRE is not required.
Online Master of Public Policy
College description: APU’s Master of Public Policy provides a comprehensive examination of the capacities that are essential to the public policy profession: sound research, data analysis, communication, creative and critical thinking, and action. This online master’s in public policy is designed to further your understanding of policy at the local, state, and national levels in order to sharpen your advising and risk management capabilities.
All APU master's degree/graduate certificate programs require a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.
1. You will need a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
2. You will be asked to submit a legible color copy of your valid government-issued photo ID. Military students, except Air Force, can submit a government issued JST transcript.
No GRE/GMAT Required
Master in Public Policy and Administration Online or On-campus.
College description: Northwestern’s MPPA curriculum offers a unique and comprehensive opportunity to delve into both the administrative and analytical sides of policy. This holistic approach is grounded in the perspective that policy challenges are fluid, interconnected, and global. This perspective gives graduates the tools needed to rise in the field and drive change at the local, national, and international levels. Earn your Northwestern master’s degree online or on campus.
To pursue a graduate degree at the School of Professional Studies, an applicant must hold a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or foreign equivalent.
The application deadline for Fall is July 15, Spring is January 15 and Summer is April 15.
Use the online application to submit your contact information, upload your statement of purpose and resume, and any additional supporting documentation.
Application Fee: A $75 non-refundable application fee is required. Pay online with a credit card.
Statement of Purpose: Applicants are required to submit a 300 to 550 word statement of purpose outlining how the degree program will help them meet their academic and professional goals. The statement of purpose can be uploaded via the online application.
Resume: Applicants are required to submit a resume. The resume can be uploaded via the online application.
Letters of Recommendation: The online application will require that an applicant enter the names and email addresses for two recommenders. Reference requests are sent to your recommenders via email once you complete that portion of the application.
Writing Sample: Select SPS master's programs require a writing sample as part of the application process.
Official Transcripts: Northwestern University School of Professional Studies accepts electronic transcripts from U.S. institutions via secure electronic transcript providers.
GRE scores are not required, but strong scores bolster chances of admission for any applicants possessing weak academic credentials. Test scores (GRE, GMAT, TOEFL) should be sent directly from the testing agency to Northwestern University School of Professional Studies.
Online PhD in Public Policy and Administration
College description: Gain the insights to address critical challenges in your community and the credibility to shape sustainable change with a PhD in Public Policy and Administration from Walden. PhD programs in public policy academically prepare students to pursue careers in academia or high-level practitioner and leadership roles in government, public, and nonprofit sectors. Walden students have up to eight years to complete their doctoral program unless they petition for an extension.
Program Admission Considerations: A master's degree or higher.
General Admission Requirements: Completed online application and transcripts. Please note that the materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply.
Walden does not require college-level testing. Our admission requirements are based on an applicant’s professional and academic experience.
Temple UniversityRanked 121 in Best National University.
On-campus or Online MPP at Temple University
College description: The Master of Public Policy (MPP) program offers an affordable education just steps from Philadelphia’s City Hall at Temple’s Center City Campus with evening classes. Temple’s Online Master of Public Policy (OMPP) degree offers students the same curriculum and faculty as our on-campus program but with 100% online classes.Whether you’re a recent college graduate or you’ve already started a career, the MPP program combines a robust research environment and real-world experience to help students learn the technical and analytical skills needed for successful careers in nonprofit organizations, or in the private or public sector.
Successful applicants to the MPP or OMPP programs have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0. If you wish to inquire about your competitiveness for admission, send your resume and unofficial transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Public Policy Program is pleased to be able to offer application fee waivers to current members and alumni of the following public service programs: AmeriCorps, City Year and Peace Corps. Please email email@example.com to request a fee waiver prior to submitting your application.
Candidates will be asked to submit the following along with their application.
1. Transcripts: Submit official transcripts from every college and university you have attended. The Public Policy program accepts unofficial transcripts from potential applicants who inquire about their competitiveness for admission. Successful applicants to the Public Policy MPP program have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0.
2. Letters of Recommendation: Submit three letters of recommendation from faculty and professionals. Letters of recommendation should be obtained from college/university faculty members familiar with academic competence. For applicants with extensive administrative experience, two of the letters may come from supervisors or colleagues in the agency or organization where the applicant has been employed.
3. Statement of Goals: Your statement should be about 500 to 1,000 words in length. Include your specific interest in Temple’s program, your future career goals, and your previous academic and professional achievements.
4. Standardized Test Scores: The university do not require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for applications to the MPP program. Applicants are still welcome to submit scores if they would prefer to or have already taken the exam for another reason.
5. Resume: A current professional résumé is required.
6. Transfer Credits: Students admitted to the MPP program can transfer up to six credits. The credits must have been earned at a reputable institution with a grade of “B” or higher, and Temple University must have equivalent courses in its course inventory. Students who wish to transfer credits must submit a transcript listing the courses to be transferred and set up an appointment with the director of the MPP degree program to discuss transferring into the program.
MPP Admissions Requirements
College description: The Online Master of Public Policy (MPP) at Oregon State University (OSU) has been developed for early and mid-career professionals in the public and nonprofit sectors who are interested in moving up in their positions or who are looking to transition from the private sector to a career in public service. Students can move through the program at their own pace and all coursework is available through OSU Online.
Oregon State University offers admission to applicants whose records demonstrate the highest potential for graduate study and promise for substantial contribution to both their academic professions and to a diverse, global society.
Admission decisions are based on many factors, such as the quality of the applicant’s prior academic degree and record of accomplishment, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation from professors or others familiar with the applicant’s academic work, performance in aptitude and achievement tests, relevant work experience, preparation in the proposed field of study, and the connection of the applicant’s academic goals with the faculty’s research interests. The MPP Program accepts applications on a rolling basis.
The following minimum entrance requirements guide the university and its graduate programs in the consideration of applicants for graduate admission:
1. The GRE is now optional for applications
2. Domestic students are strongly encouraged to submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Student Aid Report.
3. Official course transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
4. Three letters of recommendation and recent resume. Reference letters and resumes should be submitted through the Graduate School application system.
5. Statement of purpose: The university have a very diverse and public service culture of collaboration in this program, which needs to be conveyed in the statement of purpose.
6. A four-year baccalaureate degree (or international equivalent), a professional degree (such as PharmB, BVsc, MBBS, MD, DVM, PharmD, etc.), or an appropriate U.S./Canadian alternative degree, from a regionally accredited (US) or recognized (International) college or university
7. with a cumulative B average (equivalent 3.00 on a U.S. 4.00 grading scale)
8. on the most recent baccalaureate degree or any subsequent graduate degree from a regionally accredited (US) or recognized (International) college or university, plus all work completed thereafter.
Online Master of Public Policy
College description: The UMass Dartmouth online Master of Public Policy (MPP) program provides preparation for advancement or employment in state, federal and municipal governments. It also is well suited for leadership of nonprofit organizations, non-governmental organizations, and business, trade and labor associations. The course of study focuses on policy analysis, applied research and public management skills.
The GRE requirement is waived for students successfully completing a UMass Dartmouth Public Policy online certificate in Educational Policy, Environmental Policy, and Public Management.
Students holding a Public Policy certificate from UMass Dartmouth will receive credit for each certificate class with a grade of 3.0 or higher.
Online Public Policy
College description: This master's degree program is designed for anyone interested in furthering their education about public policy. Utilize your talents to improve your community, state, nation and the world. Discover the tools you need to assume effective and meaningful positions with public or nonprofit organizations that serve the community.
When you have completed the steps to admission and have been accepted into the program, the university will send you details and information about how to enroll in the first course. After you participate in the first term of courses in the cohort sequence, the Office of Continuing and Distance Education will notify you with enrollment details for the next term of courses as they become available. You are required to enroll in your courses each semester.
There are no entrance exam requirements for this program, which includes GRE scores also.