Frequently Asked Questions


  • Application deadlines are as follows: Fall - July 1, Spring - October 1, Summer - April 1. All application materials should be submitted prior to the deadline to ensure review for the semester for which you are applying. 
  • Some applicants may qualify for a test score alternative based on work experience, undergraduate GPA, or a previous advanced degree. For more details, review the Graduate Admissions Test Alternative Requirements & Instructions
  • Yes. Applicants may submit official scores from the MAT, GMAT, or LSAT instead of the GRE.
  • The Kennesaw State University minimum GPA for graduate admission is 2.75.
  • There are no prerequisite courses for admission to the MPA program.
  • Letters of recommendation from professors or work supervisors with direct knowledge of the applicant that can address potential for graduate study are the most useful for the admissions committee.   
  • Yes. Applicants who are accepted to the MPA program but did not enroll may update their admission to a future semester.

 Program Delivery 

  • No. The MPA program at KSU is primarily a face-to-face program. While some courses are offered online, the program cannot be completed entirely in an online format.
  • Courses meet one night per week (Monday thru Thursday) in the evenings from 6:30 to 9:15 pm. All courses meet on the Kennesaw Campus. 
  • Yes. Our program is designed to accommodate students who work full-time. Students may take between one and three courses per semester. We recommend that students who work full-time enroll in a maximum of two courses per semester.
  • The program requires 36 credit hours (12 courses). Most students who take a minimum of two courses per semester (including summer) can graduate in two years. 
  • Yes. Dr. Herbel, the MPA Program Director, serves as the advisor for all MPA students. Our Program Coordinator is also available to assist students with their program of study.