An applicant may request a waiver of this requirement with evidence of one of the following:
- an earned graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
- an earned undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.5 or higher from a regionally accredited college or university;
- an earned undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from a regionally accredited college or university and employment for a minimum of 5 years in a full-time, relevant professional position; or
- employment for 10 or more years in a full-time, relevant supervisory position
To file a request, an applicant must submit to the Office of Graduate Studies a completed GRE/GMAT Waiver Request Form, along with official supporting documentation, which can include official transcripts and/or an employment letter stating one’s work roles, supervisory capacity and work accomplishments. The MPA Admissions Committee will evaluate the request, and the decision will be communicated to the applicant by the Office of Graduate Studies. The waiver is not guaranteed, and the decision of the MPA Admissions Committee is final.