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How to apply

Applications for fall 2024 will open in August 2023.  If you have any questions contact: Carla See

The Master of Public Administration program admits new students for the fall semester.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA

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Application checklist

The following items need to be included before submitting your application:

✓ Application submitted by April 1 for the fall semester 

✓ Transcripts (If you graduated from WVU, the transcripts will be automatically uploaded)

✓ Statement of Purpose - Provide a letter indicating your interest in a career in public service, what you hope to gain from the MPA program and why WVU offers you the best opportunity for achieving your professional goals.

✓ Current Resume - Please list work experience, volunteer activities, internships, academic degrees and honors, and other accomplishments you feel the admissions committee should take into account in reviewing your application.  

The following items will be uploaded as they are received:

✓ Two letters of recommendation - Recommendations from professional or academic references should be requested through the online Graduate Application portal. 

✓ TOEFL scores (for international students only)