The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

Public Administration

We are pleased with your interest in our graduate program. Before you continue with the electronic application for admission, we wish to ensure that you are familiar with the minimum requirements for admission to graduate degree study in Public Administration. It is important to recognize that although satisfaction of these basic requirements does not guarantee graduate admission, failure to satisfy these requirements may lead to automatic denial of admission.

Supporting Documents: Additional documents are required to support the application. Supporting documents should be uploaded to the online application or mailed directly to the graduate program to which you are applying, as directed below. Click the links below for details. Supporting documents include the following, unless specific instructions are noted in the requirements sections of this page:

Application Deadlines:  Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on or before the deadlines listed below:

 

Fall Spring Summer
U.S. Citizen June 30 November 15 Rolling
International April 1 September 15 No Entry

 Program Options:

  • Health Systems Administration and Policy
  • Public Administration and Policy
Contact Information Send Supporting Documents To:
(In order to expedite the processing of your application, we ask that you submit all supporting documents in one large envelope.)
Web Sites of Interest
Name: Dr. Brian Fife
Phone: (260) 481-6961
E-mail: fifeb@ipfw.edu
Office of Graduate Studies
PFW, Kettler Hall, Room 140
2101 East Coliseum Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
USA

Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
       3.0 or equivalent required

International Applicant Requirements: 

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average:
        3.0 or equivalent required
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: 
       Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 550
       Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77 
       With the following minimum section requirements:
        Reading: 19
        Listening: 14
        Speaking: 18
        Writing: 18
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
        An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
        An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted
  • ELS - Certificate Level 112

If you do not meet the basic requirements described above, please do not submit an electronic application until you have contacted our graduate program staff.

Ernest C. Young Hall, Room 170 | 155  S. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114 | 765-494-2600

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