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.
If you received your bachelor's degree two or more years ago your three letters of recommendation can be non-academic.
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. Early application decisions are non-binding.
You will be notified of your decision via the online application system, so it is important to keep your contact information current.
Apply by December 18, 2017: decisions released by late January 2018.
Apply by February 23, 2018: decisions released by mid-March 2018.
Commitment date to matriculate is April 15, 2018. A non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space in the program.
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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