Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
MPA


Application Materials

Students interested in applying to the Master of Public Affairs program must complete our online application and submit the following:

  • Transcripts from all post-secondary education
  • 3 letters of recommendation (at least one academic)
  • Resume
  • GRE scores
  • Application essay: a personal narrative on your passion for making a difference and how you envision that fits with Brown's MPA program
  • International students not having completed schooling in US are also required to take the TOEFL exam. The code for Brown is 3094 and the program code is 2204.

Application Materials for Brown Undergraduates and 5th-Year Applicants

  • Online application 
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary education
  • 2 letters of recommendation (at least one academic)
  • Resume
  • Application essay: a personal narrative on your passion for making a difference and how you envision that fits with Brown's MPA program
  • GRE not required, application fee waived
  • Final application deadline for Brown seniors: May 1, 2017.

Deadlines

The deadline for the 2017-2018 admissions cycle has not yet been announced.
If you have an application currently under consideration, you will be notified of your decision via the online application system, so it is important to keep your contact information current.

Merit-Based Scholarships

For full consideration for merit-based financial awards, your application must be complete, including all supplemental materials (unofficial transcripts, GRE and TOEFL scores).

Nearly all matriculated students receive some level of merit aid. Student loans are also available through our Office of Financial Aid to eligible applicants who submit the FAFSA by April 15. 

Admissions Questions

See our frequently asked questions page.

Other Important Dates

  • Deposits due May 1, 2017 for all matriculating students