Admissions Information

Deadlines to submit applications are:

Fall term- June 1st (international) and July 15th (domestic)

Spring term- November 1st (international) and December 1st (domestic)

Summer terms- May 15th (international) and April 1st (domestic)

For more information on tuition costs, please go to the following link: 
UM Tuition and Fee Rates

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All graduate applicants must:

  • (a) hold a baccalaureate degree from a college or university of recognized standing
  • (b) have demonstrated through their undergraduate record and other qualifications their academic competence to complete a rigorous graduate program
  • (c) have achieved minimum combined scores (verbal and quantitative) from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) of 297 *
  • (d) have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.  In order to limit class size for maximum teacher-student exchange, the M.P.A. program prefers student with above average GRE scores, excellent letters of recommendation, and superior writing skills. 
  • (e) submit two (LOR) Letters of Recommendation (LOR Form).

International Students

In addition, international students must achieve a passing score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or successfully complete the Intensive English Program of the University prior to starting the M.P.A. 

For more information on TOEFL requirements, please go to the following link: 

TOEFL or Other English Proficiency Requirements 

Financial Responsibility Form

The application fee is $65. (The application link is above)

Dr. Jonathan P. West, MPA Director
Department of Political Science, University of Miami
P.O. Box 248047
Coral Gables, FL 33124
Tel: (305) 284-2500  Fax: (305) 284-3636

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*The Graduate School has occasionally provided waivers for exceptional cases.