Admissions

General Requirements

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. Successful applicants to the MPA program generally score in the range of 150 OR BETTER ON THE VERBAL AND 150 OR BETTER ON QUANTITATIVE PORTIONS OF THE GRADUATE RECORD EXAM (GRE).

*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.


Application Deadline

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

     
  1. A statement of purpose for pursuing an MPA degree
  2. Three letters of reference (there is no specific form)
  3. Two hard copies of official transcripts from each university attended
  4. A completed application form
  5. 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

 

Graduate tuition & fees


International Applicants

To apply to the MPA program, students should submit the following:

 

Application materials common for all applicants

  • 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
  • Official copy of scores from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)


Application materials and requirements specific to International applicants

All application materials should be submitted to Office of International Admissions office.Your application materials will be processed at Office of International Admissions prior to our review.

Please consult the Office of International Admissions web page or the links below for additional application materials and criteria including TOEFL.