Master of Public Administration Application Requirements

Applying to the Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a two-step process consisting of a written application followed by an interview upon invitation. 

Written Application

SPP accepts applications for the two-year MPA program. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. In order to fulfill the CEU Admission Requirements please find further information and the application checklist here.

Applciants are asked to submit a Statement of Purpose that is specific to the two-year MPA program. In 500 words please explain why you wish to pursue the two-year MPA at SPP, and in particular, how you feel the practice-oriented focus of the program will benefit your future professional career.  Although not a requirement, the admissions committee also values applicants who highlight their work experiences in their statements.

If you have multiple pages to your document, please include them within one file to upload. You will not be allowed to upload multiple files per required document.

As part of the application material Specific instructions on topic and length are available in the relevant section of the Online Application Form.

For more detailed instructions on how to fill out the online application form, please click here.

SPP collaborates with the Center for Religious Studies to offer the option for MPA students to obtain an Advanced Certificate in Religious Studies. Students who wish to pursue this certificate while enrolled in the program are asked to submit an additional Statement of Purpose through the online application form.

For more information or questions related to admissions, please send an email to