At A Glance

Admission Statistics

  • Average GPA: 3.62
  • Percent of Students Admitted: 67.6

Application Deadlines

  • Full-time MPA: January 15
  • Executive MPA: May 1

Application Requirements

  • Commitment to BYU Honor Code
  • Ecclesiastical endorsement
  • Four-year undergraduate degree or its equivalent
  • University transcript (must include foreign credential evaluation for international work)
  • Résumé
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of intent
  • Online digital interview
  • LSAT is accepted for Joint MPA/JD applications

International Candidates

BYU international applicants are required to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in the English language to satisfy the university’s requirements for admission to graduate study. All applicants whose native language is not English and who have not received a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an educational institution in the United States are required to submit official E3PT, IELTS, TOEFL, or CAE scores in order to be considered for admission.

Minimum Scores on English Proficiency Tests

  • E3PT
    • Overall minimum score of 79 (with minimum speaking, reading, and listening scores of 21, and a minimum writing score of 16)
    • Overall minimum band score of 7.0 (consisting of minimum band scores of 6.0 in each module)
  • CAE
    • 185 (or C grade)
  • TOEFL (paper-based test)
    • 580
  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based test)
    • Minimum sub-scores of 22 (Speaking) and 21 (Listening, Reading, and Writing, respectively) comprising an overall score of at least 85

Admitted Students

Students who are admitted into the program are required to take an online Excel prerequisite course before they begin their first semester. The cost of the course is $60.