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Admission to the MPPA Program

Grade Point Average (GPA): Applicants are expected to have at least a 3.0 overall GPA in all undergraduate work. We accept applications from applicants who have a wide variety of undergraduate majors. however, most applicants have a degree in the social sciences. We expect that the student will have obtained at least a 3.2 average in their major field of study and in any political science or social science courses taken during the last two years of undergraduate work.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE):  All students, except those already accepted by the UT Law School, are required to report a GRE score to the University of Tennessee. A combined score of about 300 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record examination is desired. For students accepted into the dual degree program and who have already been accepted by the UT Law School, the LSAT score is accepted in lieu of the GRE.

Letters of Recommendation:  Applicants should identify three individuals who agree to submit letters of recommendation to the Graduate School.  These individuals should be familiar with the applicant's potential for success in completing a challenging graduate professional degree program.

IN ADDITION TO THE PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS ABOVE, YOU ALSO MUST BE ACCEPTED BY THE GRADUATE SCHOOL. TO APPLY AND SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED APPLICATION INFORMATION, VISIT THE GRADUATE APPLICATION WEBSITE.

International Applicants

International applicants must meet the above admission expectations. International students who either are not native English speakers or who do not have a degree from an accredited U.S. college or university within two years prior to enrolling at UTK must submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores totaling at least 550 to be considered for admission.

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