Prof. Jonathan West, PhD

Admission Schedule.

Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid & Application Deadline
Deposit Deadline
Online Orientation Completion
Class Start Date
Spring 2018
November 13, 2017
December 18, 2017
December 28, 2017
4 weeks after admission date*
January 8, 2018

Summer 2018
March 5, 2018
April 16, 2018
April 26, 2018
4 weeks after admission date*
May 7, 2018

Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid & Application Deadline
Deposit Deadline
Online Orientation Completion
Class Start Date
Fall 2018
July 9, 2018
August 13, 2018
August 23, 2018
4 weeks after admission date*
September 3, 2018
*If admitted with less than 4 weeks before term start, orientation deadline is the same as application deadline.

1. Start your application

Go to our online application.

2. Upload your documents to your application

Unofficial transcript: Submit a copy of your transcript from all academic institutions attended
GRE: The GRE score may be waived at the discretion of the MPA Director for students who have completed at least 18 credits of graduate course work, or who have significant work experience (at administrative analyst or higher level) in the public, nonprofit sector or government-related private sector (e.g., government contractor, government consultant). Please speak to an enrollment advisor at for more information. More info about GRE here.
Résumé: Submit your most recent résumé that appropriately illustrates your professional experience
Personal statement: Submit a one-page personal statement addressing your interest in the Master of Public Administration program in relation to your professional background and career aspirations.
Language Proficiency: International students who do not hold an undergraduate U.S degree must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. For more information, please see the Student Handbook.

3. Submit your official transcripts

Electronically (preferred) or by regular mail:
By mail: 
Online Enrollment – Admissions Office | University of Miami 
Gables One Tower, 1320 S Dixie Hwy, Suite 902-locator code 2991 
Coral Gables, FL 33146 – 2991
Please note: All graduate applicants who have attended a college or university outside the United States must submit official transcripts and diplomas (if available) from all colleges and universities attended to one of the three approved evaluation services. Click here for more details.

4. Obtain two professional recommendations

Enter names and contact information for two (2) people who can comment on your professional ability in the online application. Recommenders automatically receive an email to fill out your recommendation online. You can then track the status of each recommendation in the system. Recommendations must be received by the application deadline to be considered for admissions.

5. Apply for financial aid

Click here for more info about financial aid and scholarships available to our students. Our enrollment advisors are also available to help you every step of the way.

2 The computer-based GRE is offered Monday through Saturday in various locations. Contact the Educational Testing Service to schedule an appointment by visiting their website or calling (800) GRE-CALL.

University of Miami School Codes: FAFSA: 001536, GRE: 5815