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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):  Submission of GRE scores in connection with applications for admission to the MPPA program for summer 2021 and fall 2021 is optional.

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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