The Master of Public Policy (MPP) admissions committee assesses each student's application based on academic record, letters of recommendation and work or volunteer experience. All applicants must have a strong cumulative grade point average and two letters of recommendation. Applicants will also be expected to have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service through internships, research, employment or volunteer experience with policy-oriented organizations.
Download the course timeline for the one year MPP here.
MPP Application Requirements
- Completed application form
- Statement of purpose
- Transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work
- Two letters of recommendation
- An interview is strongly recommended, but not required
March 15: Applications must be received by the Graduate Admissions Office.
Apply online through the University of Massachusetts Amherst Graduate School.
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