Public Administration and Policy

Degrees Offered

Program Degree Offered
Public Administration Certificate C.E.R.P.B. Program Description
Public Administration M.P.A. Program Description
Public Administration 4 + 1 B.S. or B.A./M.P.A. Program Description
Public Administration (Joint Law Program) M.P.A./J.D. Program Description
Public Administration (Joint Public Health Program) M.P.A./M.P.H. Program Description
Public Policy Certificate C.E.R.P.B. Program Description

Admission

Admission Application Instructions (MPA)

  • Applying for admission to the graduate program in the Department of Public Administration and Policy is a two-step process:
  1. First: Complete the Online Application (https://www.applyweb.com/apply/uomont/menu.html) Application materials include:
    1. Completed Bachelor's degree from an accredited universtiy/college
    2. Cummulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
    3. Provide official transcripts
    4. 3 Letters of recommendations by professors or former employers (no friends of relatives)
    5. Upload a 500 word statement concerning reasons for seeking a MPA.
    6. Upload resume
    7. Pay the application fee

  2. Second: Request Official Transcripts:
    1. Request that official transcripts be sent to the Graduate School from all colleges and universities you have attended (excluding University of Montana)  Transcripts may also be transmitted electronically through the National Student Clearinghouse.
    2. International students will still be required to show English proficiency by submitting official TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB scores: submit score to the Graduate School: grad.school@umontana.edu

Admission Application Instructions (CERPB)

  • Applying for admission to the graduate program in the Department of Political Science is a two-step process:
  1. First: Complete the Online Application (https://www.applyweb.com/apply/uomont/menu.html) As part of this process, applicants must do the following:
    1. GRE scores are not required. International students will still be required to show English proficiency by submitting official TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB scores.
    2. Self-report all colleges and universities attended (including grade point average).
    3. Upload a 300 word statement concerning reasons for seeking a CERPB.
    4. Pay the application fee.
  2. Second: Request Official Transcripts:
    1. Request that official transcripts be sent to the Graduate School from all colleges and universities you have attended (excluding University of Montana)  Transcripts may also be transmitted electronically through the National Student Clearinghouse.

Admission Deadlines

  • Admission is open for the C.E.R.P.B. and M.P.A. programs. Applications will be considered as long as space is available in the programs, but M.P.A. applications should be submitted at least 4 weeks before the start of the semester you will enter the program (Summer, Fall, Spring).
  • Due to our courses being at capacity for Fall 2020,  admission is closed for the all Public Administration programs except the 4+1 and joint MPH/MPAs. We encourage and look forward to your application for all of our programs for Spring 2021. Contact the Director, Dr. Sara Rinfret (sara.rinfret@umontana.edu) with questions, concerns, or options for Fall 2020 or beyond.

Public Administration and Policy website

Campus Location
Law 146

Federal Express Delivery
MPA Program
University of Montana
32 Campus Drive
Law #146
Missoula, MT 59812
(406)243-4702

Graduate Coordinator:
Dr. Sara Rinfret
MPA Director
sara.rinfret@mso.umt.edu
(406)243-4702