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Department of Political Science

Apply to the MPA

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Master of Public Administration program at the University of South Carolina. Our application is the first step toward advancing your career in public service. 

How to Apply 

  1. Apply to the USC Graduate School using the CollegeNet Portal. If you have not logged in previously, you will need to create a new account. 
  2. Review the requirements in the application. They include letters of recommendation, a resume, college transcripts, and a personal statement. Other requirements may apply. 
  3. You do not have to complete your application all at once. 
  4. Be mindful of application deadlines: May 1 for summer, July 1 for fall, and November 15 for spring. 

Start your application today 

Since the MPA program was designed for working professionals, I didn’t have to choose between my livelihood and advancing my career.

— Monique Gavin, Class of 2019  Deputy Director, SC Office of the Attorney General 
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