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Public Administration

University of Wyoming
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Program description

Public Administration

The master of arts and the master of public administration are offered by the School of Politics, Public Affairs, and International Studies. The school's mission is to give graduate students an understanding of the theories and methods necessary for success in (1) research or in post-baccalaureate study in any of the subfields in political science, (2) high school teaching in social science, or (3) careers in policy analysis or public administration in local, state, or federal government, or international governmental or non-governmental organizations. Our graduate students have progressed to senior positions in government, the U.S. Foreign Service, and international organizations; they have pursued rewarding careers in education and the private sector; and they have advanced to Ph.D. programs in political science and related fields.

Admission requirements

Program Specific Admission Requirements

Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

Admission is open to all students holding a bachelor’s degree in any major. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a minimum GRE score of 150 in Verbal and 141 in Quantitative. The GRE may be waived if the applicant already possesses a graduate degree or a minimum of five years relevant professional experience. In addition, the LSAT or GMAT may be used in lieu of the GRE, and scores for alternative tests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Foreign students, who are non-native English speakers, must pass the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). Only one class, POLS 5000, may be taken prior to full admission into the program with permission of the MPA director.

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The University of Wyoming is located in the safe and inviting college town of Laramie, Wyoming. Laramie is a community located about two hours north of the large, metropolitan city of Denver, Colorado. Laramie is nestled in a valley at...

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1000E University Avenue
82071 Laramie

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