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How to Apply

​​​​The Application

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A bachelor’s degree earned from a regionally accredited institution is required and must be conferred before beginning the MPP program. If the applicant's degree was earned outside of the United States, your transcript or mark sheets must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.

Undergraduate or graduate economics and statistics classes are not required, but are strongly encouraged prior to beginning the MPP program. Prior work experience is not required, but is viewed favorably.

Five Required Documents

Five supporting documents must be submitted:


Official transcripts must be sent from the applicant's undergraduate degree-granting institution as well as official transcripts for all academic work beyond secondary school (graduate study, study abroad, community college, transfer college).

Resume or Curriculum Vitae

A current resume or curriculum vitae must be submitted.

Letters of Recommendation (2)

Two (2) letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant's academic and/or professional background. These letters should be submitted on the reference’s letterhead.

Test Scores

JU PPI accepts the GRE, GMAT or LSAT for the MPP program. For the MPP-JD dual degree program, the LSAT is accepted in both programs. For the MPP-MBA dual degree program, the GMAT is accepted in both programs. For the MPP-Marine Science dual degree program, the GRE is accepted for both programs.

Essay - Statement of Purpose

The Statement of Purpose is a concise essay (750 to 1,000 words) on the applicant's academic and career goals, why the applicant is seeking a Master in Public Policy degree, the applicant's policy interests and why the applicant is applying to JU PPI.

Additional Statement (optional)

Applicants may also submit an optional statement. The JU PPI Admissions Committee welcomes additional information that the applicant may wish the committee to consider. This optional essay can address the applicant's personal background, work experience or anything else the applicant would like considered by the Admissions Committee (recommended not longer than 1,000 words). There is no penalty for not submitting this statement.

Admission to JU PPI Dual Degree Programs

For the MPP-JD, MPP-MBA and MPP-MS/MA-MSC dual degree programs, students must apply and be admitted to JU PPI and each school or college (Coastal Law, DCOB or MSRI) separately.

Application Deadline

Applications for Fall 2016 MPP cohort are now being accepted​.

Contact Us

If you have questions regarding the application process, or would like further information, please contact Meg Harmon, Graduate Admissions Officer, phone (904) 256-7245 or email at