Admission to the MPA program at the University of Houston requires an undergraduate degree* from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 (B) OR BETTER GRADE POINT AVERAGE IN THE LAST 60 HOURS of course work. The Graduate Recode Exam (GRE) test scores should be sent directly from Educational Testing Services (ETS) to the University of Houston Office of Admissions (GRE code R6870). Your application will not be processed without test scores.
*An applicant (domestic or international) has to be awarded his or her undergraduate degree by the end of the prior Spring semester for Fall application.
All required application materials including official GRE Score report should be send by:
Spring application deadline: October 15th**
Fall application deadline: June 15th
How to apply
Applicants should submit the following required material
- A statement of purpose for pursuing an MPA degree
- Three letters of reference (there is no specific form)
- Two hard copies of official transcripts from each university attended
- A completed application form
- Apply to our program through ApplyTexas.org
- Official copy of scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)*
*The GRE score must be sent directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS) to the University of Houston (UH Code for the GMAT/GRE is R6870). GRE Scores older than 5 years will not be accepted.
Application materials 1, 2 and 3 should be mailed to:
Dr. Toshiyuki Yuasa, MPA Coordinator
Master of Public Administration
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
402 Agnes Arnold Hall
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-3000
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