Applying is simple:
A bachelor’s degree earned from a regionally accredited institution is required and must be conferred before beginning the MPP program. If the applicant's degree was earned outside of the United States, your transcript or mark sheets must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
Undergraduate or graduate economics and statistics classes are not required, but are strongly encouraged prior to beginning the MPP program. Prior work experience is not required, but is viewed favorably.
A completed online application form together with a $50 non-refundable application fee is required. To apply online, click here. Paper applications are also available. Paper application: Application 2014 - MPP Paper Application.pdf
Five Required Documents
Five supporting documents must be submitted:
An official transcript and a copy of the transcript from the applicant's undergraduate degree granting institution must be submitted to Graduate Admissions, Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd. North, Jacksonville, Florida, 32211. In addition, an official transcript for all academic work beyond secondary school, including graduate work, study abroad, and community college courses, must also be submitted.
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
A current resume or curriculum vitae must be submitted.
Letters of Recommendation (2)
Two (2) letters of recommendation are required from persons familiar with the applicant's academic and/or professional background. These letters should be submitted on the reference’s letter head.
JU PPI accepts the GRE (preferred), GMAT or LSAT for the MPP degree program. For the MPP-JD dual degree program, the LSAT is accepted in both programs. For the MPP-MBA dual degree program, the GMAT is accepted in both programs. For the MPP-Marine Science dual degree program, the GRE is accepted for both programs.
Essay - Statement of Purpose (required)
The Statement of Purpose is a concise essay (750 to 1,000 words) on the applicant's academic and career goals, why the applicant is seeking a Master in Public Policy degree, the applicant's policy interests and why the applicant is applying to JU PPI. The Statement of Purpose is required for admission.
Optional Statement (not required)
Applicants may also submit an optional statement. The JU PPI Admissions Committee welcomes additional information that the applicant may wish the committee to consider. This optional essay can address the applicant's personal background, work experience or anything else the applicant would like considered by the Admissions Committee (recommended not longer than 1,000 words). There is no penalty for not submitting this statement.
Admission to JU PPI Dual Degree Programs
For the MPP-JD, MPP-MBA and MPP-MS/MA-MSC dual dregree programs, students must apply and be admitted to JU PPI and each school or college (FCSL, DCOB or MSRI) separately. Click here for additional information on the dual degree programs.
The priority deadline for the Fall 2014 entering class is February 15, 2014 and the final deadline is April 30, 2014.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, or would like further information, please contact Diana Peaks, Director of Adult and Graduate Admissions, phone (904) 256-7245 or email at email@example.com
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Adult and Graduate Admissions
2800 University Blvd. North
Jacksonville, Florida 32211
Phone: (904) 256-7811
FAX: (904) 256-7641