How to Apply


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.

Required Documents

  • Transcripts

Submit official transcripts for all academic work beyond secondary school (graduate study, study abroad, community college, transfer college).

  • Resume or CV

Tell us about your academics, career-path, and civic activities.

  • Letters of Recommendation

Have two people familiar with your academic or professional background submit recommendations on their letterhead.

  • Test Scores

The Institute accepts GRE, GMAT or LSAT scores.  

  • Essay

Submit a Statement of Purpose, a concise essay (750 to 1,000 words) on your academic and career goals, why you are seeking a Master in Public Policy degree, and your policy interests.

  • Additional Statement (optional)

The MPP Admissions Committee welcomes additional information you may wish the committee to consider. This optional essay can address personal background, work experience or anything else, but should be no longer than 1,000 words. There is no penalty for not submitting this statement.

Dual Degree Programs

For admission to a dual degree program, students must apply and be admitted to both the Institute and the partner school or college.​

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