Fill out the online application and submit the following:
Current Brown students: see the 5th-Year MPA page for application requirements.
With the exception of applicants who have previously attended an institution in Canada, the UK, or Australia, all international applicants must provide verified transcripts before they can be offered admission by the Graduate School. Applicants must provide transcripts for all previous institutions attended, and those from institutions not in the countries listed above must be verified. Applicants may use CertiFile or WES for these reports. Please request the course-by-course report. Only after receipt of these materials can applicants be offered admission by the Graduate School.
No. However, prior exposure to courses in economics and statistics are of great benefit to incoming students.
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.
It can take four or more weeks for scores to transmit from ETS and to be uploaded into the Graduate School application system. It is best to order your scores to be sent to Brown well before the application deadline.
Merit based funding starts with a student's admission file. The admissions committee will read a student's entire file and grant a merit-based financial award based on that information. There isn't any additional paperwork to fill out.
If you think you qualify for a waiver, email email@example.com to make your request. Waivers are processed only by the Graduate School.
Paper Credentials and Other Documentation
All materials related to an application that are not submitted electronically as part of the online application should be mailed to the Graduate School admission office: 47 George St., Box 1867, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912. Do not send any application materials directly to the program you are applying to as this will only slow the progress of your application. Material submitted in support of the application, including transcripts and writing samples, will not be returned to the applicant.
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.
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