Admission to the BGSU MPA Program is competitive. The deadline for applications for students who wish to be considered for departmental funding is March 1. Applications for the fall semester will be considered on a rolling basis until July 1. Students who wish to apply for the Spring semester must apply by November 1.
We require the following application materials: transcripts, GRE or GMAT scores, three letters of reference and a 250-500 word essay explaining way you are interested in the MPA.
Letters of reference and the personal essay may be sent directly to the Department Secretary Sarah Enright.
The program can be completed in 1.5 to 2 years. Since 2008, 90% of our students have graduated within two years, an additional 6% who studied part-time graduated within five years (average time was three years), and 3% did not complete the program or on a leave of absence. In 2014 there were 27 students actively enrolled in the program.