In addition to completing the UIS application for graduate study, applicants are expected to complete the program application (available below).
Submit supplementary application materials (supplementary program application) to:
MPA Admissions Committee – PAC 420
University of Illinois at Springfield
One University Plaza – PAC 420
Springfield, IL 62703-5407
To be eligible for full admission to the master of public administration program applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree with a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale and have successfully completed the following prerequisites:
- one undergraduate political science course in American politics/government;
- one undergraduate course in microeconomics or a market economics survey course (other than macroeconomics); and
- competence in one computer spreadsheet application package, such as LOTUS.
A grade of C (2.00) or better must have been earned for each undergraduate course used to meet these prerequisites. Students may be granted conditional admission to the program, which permits enrollment in up to 12 semester hours of prescribed PAD courses during the first full academic year. Full admission to the program is required before students can enroll for more than 12 hours creditable to the MPA. degree.