Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with an undergraduate grade point average for the last 60 hours or an overall major grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.

The Application Process

Applicants to the School of Public Administration must submit the following:

  • Letter of Intent (2-3 Pages)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (provide recommenders' email addresses)
  • Resume
  • Upload one unofficial transcript from EACH academic institution attended or submit each official transcript to the Office of Admissions. Mailing Address: PO Box 4895, Albuquerque, NM 87196-4895 or for electronic files.
  • Online Application Fee

Where to Apply

All applications are submitted and reviewed online. Click here to submit your MPA graduate application. Only complete applications are considered for admission and decisions are emailed.

Application Deadlines

SPA has rolling admissions but encourages anyone to apply to be reviewed before the admitting semester. Applications submitted by the following dates are prioritized:

  • Fall Semester — July 1
  • Spring Semester — December 1