Program Requirements for the Master of Public Administration
Earned Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited college/university or international equivalent
A minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Application Requirements for the Master of Public Administration
Official Application (Apply online, download printable version, request application by phone or mail).
Personal statement of educational/professional goals (500 words).
Official undergraduate transcript evidencing an earned Bachelor’s degree.
A minimum undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (program will make exceptions when warranted).
Two letters of recommendation required (three letters preferred).
In addition to the above requirements, international students must also submit:
Official TOEFL scores showing a minimum of 550 on the written exam, a minimum of 213 on the computer-based exam and a minimum of 79 on the internet-based exam or an IELTS score of 6.5 will be accepted. The college code for score reporting is 2806.
Course-by-course evaluation reporting a 4 year bachelor’s degree (evaluations are accepted from World Education Services, Globe Language Services, Credentials Evaluation Service, Inc, International Consultants Inc, Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc, and Foundation for International Services, Inc).
Saint Peter’s University International State of Financial Support form including proof of funding.
Copy of valid passport page.
International applicants must submit their applications and materials at least three months prior to the term in which they intend to start graduate study. I-20’s will only be issued to individuals who have been accepted as fully admitted students.
All Documents Should be Sent to:
Saint Peter’s University
Attn: Graduate and Professional Studies Admission
2641 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, New Jersey 07306
Please feel free to call the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies Admission at (201) 761-6470 with any questions.
A maximum of six (6) graduate credits of equivalent course work may be transferred from other accredited colleges and universities. An official transcript showing a minimum grade of 3.0 (B) is required in such courses. Transfer credit is granted by petition to and approval by the program director. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate the petition and justify the acceptance of the courses. The program director will determine whether the courses are equivalent. Transfer credit is by permission only and not an obligation of the University.
The University is open virtually with classes, support services, registration and business operations available online. The faculty and staff remain committed to supporting student well-being and success.