Master of Public Service & Administration
Fall 2024 MPSA Application Deadlines
We admit students into the Master of Public Service & Administration (MPSA) once per year, for fall entry only. Applications and all supporting materials (including recommendations) must be submitted/received by the application deadline to be considered for admission.
- Priority Funding Application Deadline – December 15, 2023
Applicants are strongly advised to submit all supporting documents and their application by the priority deadline to ensure their application is confirmed to be complete in time to be considered for all available Bush School funding.
As the final application deadline approaches, the busier the Bush School Admissions Office becomes. Applicants may experience longer response times, which can be frustrating. We value an applicant’s time and want to ensure all documents are accounted for, questions can be answered, and issues can be dealt with before the submission window closes. Aim for the priority deadline if possible.
- Final Application Deadlines
- Domestic Applicants – January 12, 2023
- International Applicants – January 12, 2023
Applications received after the priority funding deadline, but on or before the final application deadline, will still receive a competitive Bush School Scholarship. However, nomination-based opportunities may no longer be available.
*Should the need arise and if space allows, we might extend the application deadline. However, this will not be determined until on or after the final application deadline.
Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed or considered for admission.
The Bush School Admissions Office makes the final determination of when an application is complete and will email applicants using the email address entered on their application to let them know of any missing/invalid items or if/when their application is complete. Please be patient and allow us at least 7-10 business days to process a submitted application and all supporting materials. Be aware that even if the GradCAS portal says your application is complete, it may not be. GradCAS only requires applicants to enter the contact information for three recommenders before indicating this section is complete. Therefore, your application will appear to be complete even if your recommendations have not been received yet. Additionally, documents may have encountered an error when uploading, the wrong document was uploaded, etc. For these reasons, watch for email updates sent by the Bush School Admissions Office.