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GRE not required for MPA
In preparation for the MPA program, students should have taken at least a college level microeconomics course (ECO 201 at UK, or equivalent). The economics course may be completed in the first semester of the program; however, it will not count towards your MPA degree. Students also need to demonstrate ability to succeed in the program’s quantitative economics and statistics courses. Such evidence may come from success in quantitative undergraduate courses – at least a college algebra course (MA 109 at UK, or equivalent) – or from quantitative scores on the GRE (if provided)
The admissions process is competitive. When considering MPA applicants, we look for applicants with strong performance in a rigorous course of undergraduate study. We also look for interest in public administration, management and leadership which may be demonstrated through relevant undergraduate courses, work or volunteer experience. In addition, we consider evidence that you will succeed throughout the curriculum, including in the program’s quantitative courses in economics and statistics. Such evidence may come from success in quantitative undergraduate courses or from quantitative scores on the GRE (if provided).
Martin School scholarships and assistantships are awarded on a highly competitive basis. If you wish to apply for such scholarships, please email the Student Affairs Officer, Rebecca Meeks for more information.