Application Information

  1. Applications for admission to the program are accepted at any time. Students must have a 3.0 GPA for regular admission.

  2. Under special circumstances, a student with less than a 3.0 may be admitted provisionally, but they must earn at least a 3.0 GPA in their first semester to remain in the program.

  3. Graduate assistantships are awarded to the best qualified applicants on a competitive basis. Assistantship awards consist of two parts: a stipend earned by working as a research assistant for a faculty member; and a full tuition scholarship. These may be awarded together or separately.

  4. Applicants wishing to be considered for an assistantship for the fall semester must submit their completed application by February 15 of that year.

  5. Students may begin the program in the fall or in the spring semester. However, assistantships are generally awarded on an academic year basis only. Students may enroll in the spring semester and be considered for an assistantship for the following fall.


Applying by Mail

To request that a complete packet of application materials be mailed to you, write to:

Graduate Program in Public Policy
University of Northern Iowa
309 Sabin Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0137
E-mail: carol.weisenberger@uni.edu

Call

Office: (319) 273-2910
Fax: (319) 273-7126


Applying Electronically (U.S. citizens)

If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and you wish to submit your application electronically, you must follow these steps:

  1. Complete the MPP Application Form

  2. Complete the UNI Graduate Application Form (required of all applicants to any graduate program at UNI.) Please note that you can submit this form electronically, but if you are not a UNI undergraduate, you will also need to mail in a $50 application fee.)

  3. Complete the application forms for Graduate Assistantships and Tuition Scholarships. Please note that these forms are downloaded from the Graduate College web site. Print out these forms, fill them out and submit them to us by mail to:  

    Graduate Program in Public Policy
    University of Northern Iowa
    309 Sabin Hall
    Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0137

  4. Request that official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you have attended be sent directly from these institutions to:
    Graduate Admissions

    002 Gilchrist
    University of Northern Iowa
    Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0018
    *Please note that transcripts sent to the Public Policy office or submitted by the student will not be accepted.
  5. If you are applying for a Graduate Assistantship and/or Tuition Scholarship, request that two confidential letters of reference be sent to:
    Graduate Program in Public Policy
    University of Northern Iowa
    309 Sabin Hall
    Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0137


Applying Electronically (International Students)

If you are an international student:

  1. Complete the MPP Application Form

  2. Complete the special application forms and procedures required by the International Student Services Office for all international applicants.
    *Please note that transcripts sent to the Public Policy office or submitted by the student will not be accepted.


If you have any questions or comments, please e-mail them to carol.weisenberger@uni.edu.