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Application Process


Applications for the Master of Public Administration program are completed using the University of Utah's application software, SLATE. To start an application, or review a previously created application, click the button below:

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Application Steps

Step I | Prepare Your Application

The first step in applying to the Master of Public Administration program is to review the admissions requirements and prepare all of the necessary documents and information. For information about the current admission requirements, you can check out our admission requirements information page. If you have any questions, please reach out to our graduate assistant or program manager.

Step II | Submit Your Application

The second step in the application process is the submission of all application documents, information, and fees through SLATE. You can check the admission requirements page for the current application deadlines and requirements.

Step III | Application Review

After the submission of the application is complete, your information will be reviewed by the MPA admissions committee. If there are any questions or concerns regarding your application, you will be notified by the program manager. The reviewal of applications will generally begin after the priority deadline. Notification of acceptance or denial will be sent out after a decision has been made for each application. Due to application reviews' complex nature, we cannot give a specific timeline for application acceptance or denial.

Step IV | Post-Acceptance

If your application to the MPA program is accepted, you will receive an acceptance letter via email with your student ID number and additional details on preparing for your first day at the University of Utah. You can also check out our new student guide for tips on preparing for your first day.


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Last Updated: 8/9/23