"I find the faculty to be very challenging. They're challenging the way I approach nonprofit management." - Susan Kragt, public administration grad student
A complete application to the MPA program requires:
Applications will not be reviewed until they are complete. The admissions committee may request additional information or a personal interview if it deems them appropriate and necessary.
The admissions committee is looking for the evidence that an applicant will be successful if admitted into the MPA program. This evidence can take several forms. A strong applicant for the MPA program will have the following:
An applicant concerned about falling short on the above criteria may want to consider these recommendations for securing favorable evidence of their competency to do graduate level work in the MPA program.
Students may apply online at www.gvsu.edu/admissions or contact Sherry Moyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 616.331.6575 for an application. To ensure full consideration for fall admission, all application materials should be received by June 1. Winter term applications should be received by November 1. Spring/Summer term applications should be received by April 1. Early application is strongly encouraged. Late applicants may be admitted on the basis of remaining program capacity.
Adam London, MPA '04, is currently administrative health officer of the Kent County Health Department
Anna Marzolf, MPA '11, is currently the Lead Foundations Specialist with the Spectrum Health Foundation & Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Foundation.