MPA Application Processing Timeline






April - October 1

Applications e-submitted through CASPA

August – January 

Review of files for prerequisites and minimum GPA’s


1st round of denials released; notification is generally by email

October  – January 

Files reviewed by faculty for interview selection   

November  – January 

Candidates invited to interview.  This is done on an on-going basis.  Information about the interviews is sent by MPA Department. 

December TBD

Interview #1

January TBD

Interview #2

January TBD

Interview #3

Immediately following each interview date

There may be some admission offers immediately following the interview and if so these acceptances will be made by phone with official email notification to follow.

10 days after acceptance

Deposit due deadline for any applicants admitted immediately following the interviews

Week of February 

Phone calls to all additional accepted students

By the end of February 

Email notification to all accepted, denied after interview and waitlisted applicants

By March 1

Remaining denial letters sent by email


Applicants will be admitted from the waitlist on an on-going basis as spots in the class become available.  Please note there is no way to project how quickly or how slowly we may progress with taking students off the waitlist.  Movement may occur throughout the spring and summer months. 


Class registration information will be sent by email from the Registrar’s Office


New Student Orientation information will be sent by email from the Office of Student Services


New Student Orientation



*This is a tentative timeline for the admission cycle for the MPA program and is intended for representative purposes only.

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