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Master of Public Policy and Administration

The Political Science department, in cooperation with the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, offers the Master of Public Administration and Public Policy (MPPA) degree program.


The MPPA is a professional degree program designed to prepare students to assume responsible positions in public service through a program of study that integrates the theory and practice of public administration and public policy. The program aspires to produce graduates who are literate in the fields of public administration and public policy, have the skills to be effective managers of organizational resources, and possess the analytical abilities to be creative problem solvers.

To apply to the MPPA program, CLICK HERE.

The program seeks to admit a diverse group of students with strong ability and career potential who are committed to public service. GRE is optional for applicants who have a degree from an accredited U.S. institution. Applicants without a degree from an accredited U.S. institution must supply a GRE score. A composite score of 302 on the verbal and quantitative parts of the GRE is required.

Application Deadlines:

The MPPA program admits new students for fall, spring, and summer semesters. We normally make admission decisions shortly after the application deadline has passed.
The deadlines for completed applicant files to be received at UT are:

May 1: Admission for Summer Semester

June 15: Admission for Fall Semester

Dec 1: Admission for Spring Semester

If you need further assistance or have questions about the MPPA program application process, please contact the MPPA Program Director.


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