Welcome to the Texas MPA program!
We are looking forward to seeing you on the UT campus this summer. Don’t forget:
Your academic advisor and our career team will be reaching out to you soon, but do not hesitate to contact me if you need any assistance in the meantime.
The MPA admissions cycle is officially closed for fall 2010.
Thank you, applicants, for taking the time and effort to apply to our program. The admissions committee was impressed with the strength of the applicant pool this year!
Planning to apply for fall 2011? Here are some tips to get you started:
- Check our Web site in late August for any updates on the application process. The application will open in September 2010.
- Follow us on Twitter
- Read our student life blogs to learn more about life as an MPA
- Prepare for the GMAT and TOEFL (if applicable) early so that we receive your test scores by the deadline
- Stay tuned to the Texas MPA admissions blog … In late summer I will continue with tips on applying, updates on the admissions process and highlights of our program…You don’t want to miss it!
Austin, TX is highlighted in the recent Time magazine cover story and in a Time.com video feature. The article “The Workforce: Where Will the New Jobs Come From?” illustrates why cities like Austin are showing early signs of job growth. Time.com also published the ”10 Jobs for the Recession,” and, not surprisingly, accountant was listed at No. 2!
I mentioned in a previous blog post that our program, as well as many other graduate programs on campus, have experienced a significant increase in applications this year. As a result, the Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) has been backlogged with application documentation, and there has been a considerable delay with referring files to our department for a decision.
The MPA admissions committee would like to ensure that all completed files are reviewed thoroughly before releasing decisions because international admissions are particularly competitive. As a result, we most likely will begin notifying applicants of our decisions in March rather than late February, as we had originally planned.
As a reminder, you can check the status of your application online. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding the status of your application. We greatly appreciate your patience!
MPA merit scholarships are offered to admitted U.S. applicants who demonstrate a superior record of academic accomplishment in their application materials. In addition, out-of-state tuition waivers are awarded each year to a select group of high-achieving non-Texas residents. Admitted applicants are considered automatically for these awards; a separate application is not required. Please note the following:
- The MPA Program Office will notify admitted applicants via e-mail prior to the MPA admission response deadline if they are awarded an MPA Merit Scholarship and/or out-of-state tuition waiver.
- If your admissions response deadline is approaching and you haven’t received notification of a scholarship award, please feel free to contact me so that I can update you on the status of our scholarships.
- Due to limited funding, international applicants are not eligible for departmental recruiting scholarships and therefore should be prepared to meet all expenses from their own resources.
For information about other financial aid options, please visit our financial aid Web site.