The application for admission to the class of 2019 will be open September 1, 2017. Fill out the online application and submit the following:
Current Brown students: see this page for application requirements.
No. However, prior exposure to courses in economics and statistics are of great benefit to incoming students.
Students who know that Brown is their top choice and are committed to accepting our offer of admission should apply as part of the MPA's early application program. Application fee waived for early applicants.
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.
Look around at MPP and MPA programs and you will find many variations. Even MPA degrees exist as master of “public affairs” or “public administration” degrees. At Brown, we have synthesized the most vital curricula related to policy and leadership into our one-year Master of Public Affairs degree. Students interested in gaining further quantitative training may use elective courses and professional workshops to acquire those skills. Currently the program does not offer an MPP degree.
Yes. Students should apply for the MPA program in their senior year of study. The GRE requirement and application fee are waived for applicants to the 5th-year MPA. Admitted students may count up to two of their Brown undergraduate courses (with approval) toward the electives in the MPA program. Find more information about the 5th-year program here.
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If you have a question that isn't answered here, feel free to contact Melissa Nicholaus, Student Affairs Coordinator at Melissa_Nicholaus@brown.edu, or call us at 401-863-2201.